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Karen Ryker is a Caucasian female, born in 1946. She is a professor of voice and acting. Dialectic influences: Her parents were both from Iowa, both college graduates. As a child of the military, international living and travel experiences widened her sphere of dialectical influences, but her parents were careful to monitor her speech habits. As an adult, Karen trained in various voice methodologies; her major influences include Linklater, Lessac, and Berry.