Karina graduated from St. Lawrence University with a major in biology and minors in public health and mathematics. At St. Lawrence, she was able to deepen her passions for outdoor recreation, insect ecology, and childhood education. Karina was the president of The Power House, an organization that works to create inclusive spaces for St. Lawrence students to explore new sports. She completed a seniors honor thesis on the behavior and ecology of the predacious robber fly species Lasiopogon currani, where she was able to conduct her own field research. Working with kids at the Horizons program in New Haven, CT solidified her love for teaching, and she is so excited to be apart of the NCS community. In her free time, Karina loves exploring the Adirondack wilderness, road biking, looking for insects in the wild, and her axolotl Strawberry.