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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Food & Travel
Light Your Desserts on Fire (Eater)
The Meat Sauce-Smothered Hot Dog You Can Only Get in Upstate New York (Inside Hook)
I “Mind Mapped” All The Ingredients in My Kitchen (The Kitchn)
All The Amazing Things That Changed When I Started Upcycling Glass Jars (The Kitchn)
Planning A Family Road Trip, Knowing It Might Be Our Last (CN Traveler)
50 States, 50 Cuisines (CN Traveler)
Home & Lifestyle
5 Ways to Hack Your Tiny Kitchen (Architectural Digest)
The Pastel Glassware You Need This Summer (Architectural Digest)
If You Want To Get Serious About Coffee, Trade’s Subscription Has Everything You Need (Bustle)
Fashion & Beauty
12 Pairs of White Jeans to Buy Now & Wear Year-Round (The Zoe Report)
I’m Obsessed With This Vegan Nail Polish (The Zoe Report)
The Multitasking Masks Transformed My Skin In Just Three Days (Bustle)
I Tried FaaceTheory’s Cult-Favorite Retinol Serum & It’s Worth The Hype (Bustle)
I Tried Five of True & Co’s Bras & Here’s What I Thought (Bustle)