Karina was born and raised in the great state of Texas. At the age of 10 she started developing a passion for the whitetail deer. Her favorite deer to date was a 8 point buck she harvested on a youth hunt with her grandpa in 2007. This was her first deer.

She attended a whitetail deer leadership camp in June 2009 where she learned about the whitetail deer and their habitat. Lately Karina has been assisting with the L.A.N.D.S. program in the local schools, and hopes to continue her passion in this field.

Karina also enjoys photography, mainly that of wildlife and landscapes.