Karen Cooper was raised in Southeast Texas and graduated from Dickinson High School. During and after her high school career, her focus was participating in the Air Force Reserve Officers Training Corps and was honored with several medals. In 2013, she started to practice animal medicine for over three years in an animal hospital that would specialize in exotic medicine and stem cells.

In 2016 she started her career in the legal field as a paralegal and is currently continuing her studies at Houston Community College.

Karen is the mother of one daughter and a sister to two brothers. Her hobbies include reading and automotive performance.