Carina traveled to Haiti on 3 service trips while the HEART school was being formed and lived in Haiti for two and a half years volunteering full time as Community Liaison for HEART. While there she began taking courses online towards her degree, the first one being Community Organizing which was helpful to the work being done at that time! Carina has a Bachelor of Science in Human and Community Services with a concentration in Administration through Empire State College Center for Distance Learning. She is currently a Casework Assistant with the Department of Social Services in Orange County New York. Since January 2014 she’s been back in New York and continues to volunteer as Community Liaison maintaining the biographies of all Heart students, coordinating all Buddy Program correspondence and cross cultural learning exchanges between US and Haitian students, and providing input to the sustainable community empowerment initiatives for HEART.