Karina is an interdisciplinary researcher who focuses on lasting solutions to poverty. She has conducted research as a Fulbright Scholar and Borlaug Fellow on crop diversity and social barriers for women farmers in Nepal. Previously, as a Research Liaison at the MIT Media Lab, she advanced administrative systems and developed internal and external relationships. She has also contributed to reporting to the United Nations on human rights violations stemming from energy development in Panama, and has conducted research on systemic racial discrimination in public education in the Czech Republic. Karina has a BA in Liberal Arts from Bennington Collegean and an MS in International Agricultural Development from UC Davis.