Karinna has been a swimmer her whole life. While her mother cannot swim very well, her father is in the United States Coast Guard and made sure her entire family loved being in the water. She started swimming competitively at age five and hasn’t stopped since. In high school she made the varsity team for both swim and water polo her freshman year and continued both sports into college, playing for Long Beach City College. She is currently in her second and last year at Long Beach City College and plans to continue her communication studies degree at Cal Sate Fullerton. Karinna enjoys going to the beach, trying new foods, and watching Game of Thrones.