Kara Pavone grew up in Averill Park, New York and graduated from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts in 2009 with a degree in Behavioral Neuroscience. Kara completed her BSN at the University of Pennsylvania in 2016. Kara completed her BSN in 2016 and is currently a full time Ph.D. student. The primary focus of Kara’s research is to understand the relationship between pain and the development of delirium following surgery.