Karina is a post Soviet queer poet, a cautious art historian, writer, and dancer from Kiev, Ukraine. She graduated from Eugene Lang College where she studied critical theory, art history, and molecular biology. Together with her two cofounders she runs The Void Academy, an organization helping artists learn how to make a sustainable living. Currently she is working on her first book of lyrical theory about female queerness, totalitarianism, violence, and women in the Soviet Union. She joined the lab in order to deepen her knowledge of psychophysiology of trauma for the purposes of writing scientifically informed feminist advocacy.