Prior to joining MRCI in 2018, Karina provided information and advocacy to Eastern European communities in Fingal Citizens Information Office and worked in a corporate financial firm as an Internal Auditor. Karina has qualifications in Law from Dublin City University and Trinity College Dublin and a recognised certification in Information Advice and Advocacy from Citizens Information Board. She has comprehensive experience in providing advice and advocacy on social and civic rights to local communities. Karina received several national honorable awards for extra-curricular activities such DCU President’s Award for Civic Engagement and she is enrolled on Trinity College Students’ Roll of Honour in recognition of her community engagement activities. Karina is fluent in Russian, Latvian and English.