Karime graduated from the University of Iowa in 2003 earning degrees in Art and Environmental Studies. After graduating from the University of Iowa, she worked at her father’s doctors office in multiple capacities. Together, Karime and Joel opened Westrum Optometry in 2006. She has helped in building the offices’ strong reputation by providing years of quality, dependable service to all patients and by building a friendly and kind name in the East Village. When she is not at the office, Karime spends much of her time at home raising their daughters, Helena and Rose.