Merina Karpen

Austin, TX

Hi, I'm Merina!

I'm a MA Graphic Design graduate from the Academy of Art University and received my BA in Advertising from the University of Houston. My career began when I served two years as an AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) from 2012-2014. Due to this experience, I enjoy social design and sustainability projects. Since 2016, I've worked in higher education and hope to continue that pattern.

I'm originally from Dallas, TX but have lived in San Diego, Los Angeles, and Sacramento over a course of seven years. I'm happy to claim Austin as my newest home!

Beyond that, my hobbies include hiking, camping, traveling, learning new skills and doing anything creative.


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