Karen Fortunati

Candidate for: 5th District, Board of Aldermen

Karen FortunatiKaren is the author of award-winning and nationally recognized young adult novel, The Weight of Zero. She is a former prosecutor specializing in narcotics crimes and juvenile offenders, and former attorney specializing in criminal defense and DCF matters.

  • Graduate of the University of Scranton (Accounting,) Georgetown University Law Center (J.D.) and Trinity College (M.A. American Studies)
  • Museum educator New Haven Museum and The Old Statehouse in Hartford
  • Democratic Town Committee 5th District
  • Member – Friends of the Milford Library
  • Attends St. Mary’s Church

Karen has been married to Dr. Frank Fortunati, Medical Director at Yale New Haven Psychiatric Hospital, for twenty-one years. Karen and Frank have two children.