Kara Lehenbauer provides direct administrative support for RJI Futures Lab Director Mike McKean and his staff.
This support includes overseeing RJI’s equipment inventory and purchases, and providing fiscal support on behalf of the Futures Lab. Lehenbauer also offers administrative support to the Missouri School of Journalism.
Before joining RJI and the Missouri School of Journalism, she served four years in an administrative role at The Maneater, an editorially independent student news publication of the University of Missouri.
Lehenbauer grew up in Jefferson City, Missouri, and graduated from William Woods University. She loves quilting, making crafts, cross-stitching, and baking cheesecakes. She enjoys keeping up with the Mizzou Tigers and watching her daughter play competitive fast-pitch softball. Lehenbauer, her husband, Jeff, and daughter, Kallie Jo, reside in Hatton, Missouri.