Karina Javier was born in Guadalajara Jalisco, Mexico, and raised in Salinas, CA. Karina is one of our Safe Routes to School Educators & Program Coordinators II in the Monterey County Team for our Community Programs. Additionally, Karina is an educator for both the Bike and Walk Smart programs where she teaches, 5th graders bike safety rules and skills, and 2nd graders learn how to walk safely on our streets. These programs focus on reducing emissions by preparing our youth to find transportation alternatives for a healthier future.
Karina enjoys dancing Mexican Folklorico Dances and learning about her Mexican Culture. She is currently completing her bachelor’s degree in Chicano Studies with a minor in Applied Psychology at the University of California, Santa Barbara.