Karina holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of British Columbia, with a double major in History and Modern European Studies. She holds a Juris Doctor from Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, BC.

In the summer following her first year of law school, Karina worked at a business and corporate law boutique in Vancouver, where she drafted contracts and policies for an entrepreneurial clientele and conducted legal research on employment matters. Since moving to the island and making it her home, Karina completed her articles at Velletta Pedersen Christie and joined the firm as an associate in the following year.

Karina’s legal interests are corporate law, real estate and entertainment law. Karina seeks to provide cost-efficient and effective legal advice to start-ups, entrepreneurs and creative individuals.

Throughout her life, Karina competed in Latin Ballroom dance on an international level. Although she has now retired from competitive dance, Karina found new hobbies such as nature photography, hiking, and Pilates.

Karina is fluent in Russian.