Karan English directs Northern Arizona University’s ecological monitoring and assessment program and works with the National Democratic Institute of International Affairs as a consultant for countries developing democratic institutions. She previously served in Congress from 1992 to 1995 representing a U.S. House district that stretched from the suburbs of Phoenix and Scottsdale in central Arizona to the counties of Apache, Gila, and Navajo in the northeastern corner of the state. Prior to her congressional service she won election to the Arizona state legislature, serving from 1987 to 1991. In 1980 English was elected to the Coconino County board of supervisors, serving from 1981 to 1987. She attended Shasta Junior College and the University of California at Santa Barbara, before earning a B.A. from the University of Arizona in 1973.