Karina Ballestero Dávila, originally from Guanacaste, Costa Rica, has been working on community development projects in Matapalo with Punta Sabana for the past several years.
In 2000, she began working at the Huacas branch of the Costa Rican Electricity Institute and served as the manager for three years. Later, she began working at the private bilingual international school La Paz as a Kindergarten English Assistant. She currently works at La Paz as the Collections Coordinator.
She lives in Playa Flamingo with her family.