Karina Esquivel-Santarosa is currently working towards a bachelor’s degree in Art Education at Miami Dade College. She was introduced to the Motivational Edge through a work- study program called America Reads. Karina’s background in early childhood education and abstract art made her a great fit as a teaching artist at the Irie Foundation Allapattah Music and Literacy Center. She is a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and recently received the Presidential Volunteer Service Award for her outstanding work in the community.
“Having witnessed the significant impact that art has on youth, inspired me to change my career path to art education.“
– Karina Esquivel-Santrossa