Obaid Barakzai

Center for Entrepreneurship Marketing and Opportunity Quest Coordinator

Office Hours

Tuesdays 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Wednesdays 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Thursdays 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Obaid is interested to major in Marketing and minor in Global Studies. He is a polyglot and loves to travel.

Karin Palle

Director of The Center for Entrepreneurship



Karin Palle thrives on wearing many hats and unleashing the entrepreneurial spirit. Since high school, she created and supported a variety of businesses, including co-founding Rico Mexican Market & Catering, which started from a bag of beans at the Farmers' Market.

Karin's passion for providing resources to help small business owners grow and flourish led her to start Advanced Business Consulting, become a Business Advisor for the local and national Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses programs, sit on the Board of the Vest Pocket Business Coalition, and lead the Women's Networking Group as Executive Director. Currently, in addition to her work with Westminster's Center for Entrepreneurship, she is the Growth and Strategic Operations Director for Prestman Auto and Image Studios 360.

Karin earned her undergraduate degree and MBA from the University of Utah, where she focused on human resource management and marketing. She passionately believes that building and nourishing relationships and having access to resources are the keys to personal and professional growth. She is excited to oversee this year's Opportunity Quest competition, and to organize and facilitate the Lectures in Entrepreneurship series. She also looks forward to creating new relationships with Westminster students, faculty, business leaders, and community supporters in her new role.