Karina has worked in the early years sector for 15 years graduating with a BA in Applied Early Childhood Education and Care, and a BA (Hons) in Early Childhood Education and Care from Carlow Institute of Technology. Over the years, she has also completed a number of CPD courses in early childhood care and education. Karina has tutored on QQI Level 5-8 courses for Portobello Institute and is currently completing her Research Masters in Teaching and Learning from Carlow Institute of Technology. Before joining the LINC team, Karina has worked as an early years practitioner in various ECCE settings and most recently, in an outdoor preschool setting. She has a keen interest in outdoor education in the early years and inclusion in the early years.