Karinna has three passions: good design, even better data, and the great outdoors. Growing up outside Atlanta, Georgia, she spent her childhood days drawing and painting, exploring backyard trails with friends, and constantly learning new things. These passions never changed, they just evolved into a first career teaching the visual arts and pursing higher education at the University of Georgia.
After attending a Tableau User Group in early 2018, she discovered that data analytics was a wonderful way to merge her interests and challenge her on a new career path. She still utilizes her energetic classroom presence to teach others how to use data visualization tools and solve complex data problems.
Her outdoor adventures have led her all over the south and out west. She loves hiking new mountain trails or paddling Lake Allatoona near home with her husband and three sons. In pursuit of balance and inner peace, she practices daily yoga, journaling, and is a hobby runner and cyclist.