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Karli is a sophomore at Utah Valley University with a major in nursing. Karli is the current Vice President and a team captain of our UVU Women's Lacrosse Team. She has been playing competitive lacrosse for 9 years and was recruited by colleges and universities all across the country. She was also recently invited to guest play on an international Japanese lacrosse tour.

Karli has competed in the Miss America Organization for 5 years and had great success. She is a former Miss Draper and recipient of the Lifestyle and Fitness in Swimsuit Preliminary Award at Miss Utah this past year. Karli's platform is "Hungry for Change" Eating Disorder Awareness and Prevention.

After watching her sister nearly die due to the detrimental effects of eating disorders, she knew she could make a change. So far she has taught 32 health classes, partnered with some of Utah's most renowned educators and created a core curriculum to ensure proper education of eating disorders. Karli is excited to represent UVU on the stage, the field, in the classroom and most importantly with her fellow Wolverines.

Karli's Highlights - Miss UVU 2016

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