Karina attended Cal State University Northridge where she obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in history. For her dedication and research in history, she also became a member of CSUN's History Honors Society. Karina started OCS in 2014 as an office assistant. In 2015, she began to work full time as a special education assistant for grades 6-8. She has a son who is attending another school. She hopes to continue to instill a love of learning in those students that she helps this year.