I am fortunate to be able to serve as the Regional Coordinator for Western South Dakota. Jess Karim South Dakota Consultant Contact Jess Karim Top 5 Strengths: DeveloperMaximizerAchieverResponsibilityInput Favorite Podcast, Band, Playlist or video: My family and I enjoy listening to live music of all types. The Avett Brothers are my favorite band. Favorite subject in school: English What did you want to be when you grow up when you were a kid? A teacher Where did you go to college? University of South Dakota. Bachelors in Political Science and Criminal Justice and Masters in Counseling in Education Who was your mentor? I had many mentors growing up and still do today. In high school, my most influential mentors were parents of close friends. Favorite place in the world: The Cinque Terre coast in Italy…or my backyard in the beautiful Black Hills with my three daughters, two dogs and husband.