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Corcoran College of Art+ Design
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Karin J. Rodney-Haapala is a visual artist, classical musician and student of life. She has a Bachelors of Arts. from the University of Alaska Anchorage, in History and Strategic Communications. During her studies at the University of Alaska Anchorage, she focused on art of Western European countries such as Germa… Read More
Karin J. Rodney-Haapala is a visual artist, classical musician and student of life. She has a Bachelors of Arts. from the University of Alaska Anchorage, in History and Strategic Communications. During her studies at the University of Alaska Anchorage, she focused on art of Western European countries such as Germany during World War II.
As a Combat Veteran of the United States Air Force, Karin pursued photography seriously while serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom in Baghdad, Iraq. She documented her stay and those who worked with her while engaging and interacting with the Iraqi people. In addition, she spearheaded the Phoenix Base photography contest in Iraq. This morale and wellness program allowed an art based outlet for service members to cope with their environment creatively. After dedicating ten years as a Civil Engineering Construction Inspector, she was honorably discharged in 2007 at Elmendorf AFB, AK.
Relocating back to the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area, Karin pursued the visual arts and art education seriously at the Corcoran College of Art and Design, in Washington, D.C. In 2013, she received a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Photojournalism. In 2014, she received a Masters of Arts in Teaching.
Ms. Rodney- Haapala has a vested interest in the arts, advocacy, traveling and education.
She resides in Silver Spring, MD with her three beautiful and creative children.
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Member Since: Dec 11, 2012