- Green Mountain College, B.S. Adventure Education
Karina’s love for the outdoors stems from her childhood as a young homeschooler in Connecticut when an hour outside every day, no matter the season, was the rule! In high school, she had the amazing opportunity to volunteer with the Student Conservation Association and the National Park Service in New Jersey, Michigan, and Montana. It was during those three summers when she realized the intense healing power of nature. In college, Karina studied Adventure Education and Sociology/Anthropology. The experiential, varied nature of her education led her to have a wide variety of interests and always be open to new challenges! She has worked as a therapeutic field instructor, climbing and kayaking instructor, administrator, tutor, supervisor, farmhand, and much more.
Karina first joined SOAR in 2015 as an NC Expedition Instructor and then as the FL Activity Specialist in 2016. She is thrilled to be back with the SOAR family as an administrator and can’t wait to help SOAR students and campers realize their full potential and have fun! Karina holds or has held many certifications including Wilderness First Responder, ARC Adult, and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED, ARC Emergency Oxygen Administration, ARC Life Guard, ARC Small Craft Safety Instructor – Canoe, ACA River Kayak II Instructor, and Whitewater Raft Guide.