Leap Program Support Specialist
Karina was born in Bolivia, raised in Austin, Texas and resided in Brazil the longest, raising her two children, thus becoming fluent in Spanish, English, and Portuguese for the last 25 years. Currently she lives in Oklahoma City with her children who are incredible. Short of 1 semester to graduate from Southwest Texas State University as a Graphic Designer, she moved to Brazil to raise her children where she developed her passion for teaching ESL as well as her own teaching method for students from all backgrounds and walks of life as young as 4 years old and as old as 78. She has taught CEO’s, company owners, managers, college students, uneducated, and gifted students the past 23 years "My reward is my student's success in life" she says. Upon arrival in Oklahoma City she had the honor to teach at OSSM Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics with gifted students for 3 years, a wonderful experience! She is also a Court interpreter and document Translator. She has an extensive background in ESL as well as cultures as she has traveled and resided in several countries. Karina loves eating out, cultures and community and a nice hot white chocolate mocha from Starbucks. She loves traveling and doing missions worldwide, always expectant for God's next adventure in her life!