Karina studied at St Mary’s University Twickenham where she gained a BA (Hons) in History with Geography. She then proceeded to complete her PGCE at the Institute of Education London (University Collage London). Karina taught in an east London comprehensive school for 4 years, gaining experience in teaching both GCSE and A level before moving to China.
Karina also has a passion for swimming; she ran a disabled swimming charity in the UK where swimmers successfully competed up to national and international standards. Karina also enjoys travelling and scuba diving.