Hey, I am Karina. I am a designer, researcher, and a visual journalist. My practice in culture, design theory, technology, human contexts & STS, geopolitics & ecology extends from designing human-software interfaces and telling stories through data and information graphics to researching new design methods in visual investigative research on crimes against humanity, exploring affect recognition in computing, collaborating with machine learning models, and thinking about sociotechnical ethicalities and visionary interventions with emerging tech.
My design and UI engineering work contributes to the New York Times, Human Rights Center, and Primer.ai. Previously my work contributed to Square, Dropbox, Hallo, Fireflies.ai, Lovers Magazine, Blueprint, the Daily Californian, The Blum Center for Developing Economies, CITRIS & The Banatao Institute, the UN, and European Youth Parliament.
I am a third-year undergraduate studying data science (cognition), public policy, and geospatial information systems at University of California, Berkeley. I am a Northern Viet, who was born and raised in Eastern Ukraine, where I graduated from music school and physics & math lyceum. I then spent two years in high school in New Hampshire, doing visual art and art installations. My photographs and mixed-media artworks on climate change works have been exhibited in local galleries and won several awards. Email / Github / Twitter / Instagram / Substack / Linkedin.