Karina graduated from UCLA with a B.A. in English with a concentration in American Literature and Culture, a B.A. in Spanish, and a minor in Mexican Studies. While an undergraduate student, she began working at UCLA's Krieger Child Care Center and fell in love with the job, the people, and above all the children. Upon graduating from UCLA, she enrolled and completed child development courses from El Camino College, earning her California Child Development Site Supervisor Teaching Permit. After five long years, two degrees, and a teaching permit, she said good-bye to UCLA and hello to the LMUCC and has been working as a Teacher at LMUCC for over seven years. During this time, she furthered her education and earned her Master’s in English with a concentration in Creative Writing from LMU last year. In her free time, Karina likes to read, dabbles in creative writing, and enjoys baseball season as a long-time Dodger fan!