Carina set roots in Hackney after moving to London for a degree in documentary filmmaking at UCL. Her interest in the creative industries and media production stems from her background in the social sciences and volunteer experience in the humanitarian sector. During her gap year in Amman, Jordan, she worked as a videography intern for a local aid organisation, helping collect stories within the community and share them with an international audience.
Carina has always been fascinated by people and how exchanging experiences can help us connect and relate to one another. Naturally, she fell in love with the vibrant and diverse community of East London, particularly through her volunteer work with the local community cookery school, Made in Hackney. As such, she could not be more excited about her STEP 7 traineeship with Immediate Theatre. Honing her audio production skills, Carina is supporting the newly founded Voices of Change Project, allowing her to record and document oral histories of Hackney and Newham.
By joining STEP 7, Carina also looks forward to becoming part of a community of young professionals eager to contribute to East London’s creative sector and the opportunity to exchange ideas, learn from each other, and grow together.