Karen Hudson is the Principal of Auburn Drive High School and the creator of the first Africentric Cohort within the Province of Nova Scotia. She is heavily involved within her community and interested in issues of social justice, youth leadership, and international development. She is presently the Interim President of the Black Educator’s Association of Nova Scotia. Recognized nationally as one of Canada’s Outstanding Principals in 2019 for her work in embedding Africentric concepts within the public school curriculum. She is also recipient of Nova Scotia Teacher’s Award, Provincial Family Award, and recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal. She is the proud mother of two boys.