Karen Forst of Clarksboro, has joined Laura Bishop Communications, LLC as a Development and Grants Consultant to complement the firm’s marketing communiciations practice, bringing nearly 10 years of grant writing, fundraising and board development experience to Laura Bishop Communications. Forst was with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) from 1999 to 2006. She began her career there as a watershed education and outreach coordinator, advancing to senior/principal environmental specialist for the Bureau of Environmental Analysis and Restoration, at the Division of Watershed Management. Forst holds an MS in Environmental Science from the New Jersey Institute of Technology, and a BS in Environmental Studies from Richard Stockton College of New Jersey. An active member of the East Greenwich, Forst lives in Clarksboro with her husband and two children.