Karen received a Bachelor's of Arts in Social Work from Ohio University in 2002 and her Master's of Science in Social Administration from Case Western Reserve University in 2004. In 2006, Rediger was certified as a Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW) and received her Supervisor designation (LISW-S) in 2008. Prior to coming to Nationwide Children's Hospital in 2001, Rediger worked with children, families, and adults in the areas of mental health therapy, behavior modification, and hospice. Rediger joined Nationwide Children's in May 2011 in the area of organ and tissue donation and transitioned to the hematology/oncology/bmt department in October 2012. Currently Rediger provides social work services to oncology patients with a strong passion for working with adolescents and young adults.