Carina specializes in restaurant coverage, lifestyle features, and recipe development. Before joining The Infatuation, she worked as the Senior Features Editor for Food Network Magazine and The Pioneer Woman, and as an Associate Commerce Editor at Bustle Digital Group.

On TikTok, she shares videos about what it’s like to eat, cook, and write for a living to a highly-engaged audience of over 60k.

Carina has extensive experience with food photography/styling for both print and digital, as well as on-camera experience as a culinary expert. She’s been a guest on WNYC’s All of It with Alison Stewart, and served as a judge for BK BagelFest and the Maui AgFest Grand Taste competition.

She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Notre Dame, where she was the recipient of a Nicholas Sparks Fellowship. Her work has won two Academy of American Poets Prizes, an &Now Award for Innovative Writing, and been nominated for a Pushcart. She writes novels for young readers, and is represented by Linda Epstein of Emerald City Literary Agency.

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