Karina is the Manager for Dr. Fanselow’s Lab where she attends to lab logistics. She is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles with a B.A. in Psychology. As an undergrad, Karina conducted several independent research projects. One of which she worked under the supervision of Jaana Juvonen. She analyzed Grit's effects on underrepresented students at UCLA and presented her findings at UCLA’s undergraduate research week. Karina was also a research assistant for two years in Dr. Fanselow’s lab assisting with running and scoring animal behavioral experiments. In her free time, she enjoys reading and watching movies with her family.