Karina is a Youth of Promise (YOP) case manager. She was born and raised in East Los Angeles. She graduated from California State University, Los Angeles with a bachelor’s degree in social work last year. She is a first-generation college graduate.
Last year, Karina interned with Flintridge’s YOP program. Working at Flintridge Center allows Karina to advocate and care for the youth in the program, hoping to make them feel supported and resilient.