Karina's long-lived passion for technology & innate desire to build something useful and usable, fueled intensive independent study habits where she discovered affection for design, especially around the study of human-computer interaction and how technology can improve our lives and the world we share.
After completing graduate work in Public Administration and National Security Studies, she returned to technology with a gig at a small web development shop, where technical and organizational agility were not only the norm but a necessity as everyone pitched in to get the proverbial 'ball' across the line.
Seeking new opportunities to learn and grow, she decided to join the corporate world of banking technology. In her tenure at the bank she has served in many traditional technical roles including business analysis, production support, and product management to name a few.
She was later given an opportunity to support large-scale agile transformations within the bank starting with a promotion to feature team member, and later serving as ScrumMaster.
Today she serves as a technical trainer and lean & agile organizational coach, delivering a full spectrum of training & 'in-the-trenches' coaching to software development teams & product owners globally in support of positive organizational change and an ever-growing culture of continuous improvement.