Karina grew up in Oyster Bay and studied zoology in Oswego. For as long as she can remember, she has had a passion for caring for animals. She currently has two rescue dogs, Lady and Vader, as well as a horse named Big Boy who is also a rescue. Karina trained Big Boy and together they compete at horse shows.
In her free time, Karina likes to take Lady on hikes and spend quality time with Big Boy. She also enjoys working on her Jeep Wrangler and taking it off road.