Anna Karen Hartzog

HR & Office Coordinator

Anna Karen Hartzog is the HR & Office Coordinator at the Water Institute. She came on board in the summer of 2021, just after completing her Master of Science in Leadership and Human Resource Development at LSU. Karen oversees the management of the Institute offices, provides support for HR and accounting functions, and helps coordinate logistics, meetings and executive schedules.

Prior to joining the Institute, Karen spent several years working in the nonprofit arena in various capacities. She worked in disaster recovery during Louisiana’s great flood of 2016, managing relocation and rebuilding efforts for survivors. She also directed a local nonprofit which focused on serving the at-risk population with home repairs.

A Baton Rouge native, Karen earned her Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies degree from LSU, with minors in Business Administration, Music, and Communication Studies. Outside of work, she is a professional pianist and owner of Anna Karen’s Piano Studio LLC, where she conducts private lessons and performance coaching for students of all ages.