Magdalene Karia was born and brought up in Singore village, Kamoi sublocation of Keiyo North constituency in a family of ten. The mother of three attended Singore Primary School and Singore Girls High School before enrolling at the Kenya Medical Training College in Nairobi where she graduated with a Diploma in Psychiatric Nursing. She has a history of holding leadership position since her schooling days and this is what has motivated her to try her hands into elective politics and continue doing what she does best. Her vision is to improve the socio-economic status of the people of Keiyo North constituency.
Magdalene is a community health worker with over two decades of experience working in different health facilities across the country. She has worked as a Nursing Officer in charge of the Nakuru county community psychiatric services for three years.
She also serves as an executive committee member of the Cherobor/Irong community organization that specifically sensitizes the residents of the area on land rights and the conservation of the land. She has also worked as a unionist in Nakuru county under the Local Government Workers Union where she represented the interests of the health workers.
She has also served as the secretary to the Lands Dispute Tribunal in Nakuru County where she participated in resolving a number of land disputes. She also serves as the Coordinator of the National Council of Women of Kenya Rift Valley chapter.