Karen Woodin will tell you that her Russell Sage experience provided her with the back bone and groundwork that equipped her for the competitive job market. The outcome of that experience was a successful 21-year career in early childhood education. But some of the qualities that were forged during her Sage education, the drive to maximize her potential and step out of her comfort zone, also played a part in the fulfilling 2nd career she is currently enjoying as a landscape artist and teacher.