Karen Zhao

Karen Zhao

  • Assistant Director of Financial Reporting and Data
(650) 497-2928 (voice)


Karen Zhao joined FSI as a finance data manager in January 2020. Before joining FSI, Karen worked as a Financial Analyst for three years with the Judicial Council of California (JCC) in San Francisco, where she managed the branch’s annual budget of over $300 million derived from state government grants for programs and fees revenue from state-wide courts. She provided complex analysis of the budgetary and financial data, prepared financial reports, and made recommendations to stakeholders and policymakers. Karen brings with her a wealth of data and financial analysis expertise along with a strong statistical and graphical reporting background.

Karen holds a Master of Science degree in Math and Statistics from Stony Brook University, New York, Business of Accounting Diploma from Swinburne College of Technology, Melbourne, and Bachelor of Science degree from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai.