Karina De Castris

Operations Manager for EJR-Quartz-Italy

Karina is Operations Manager for EJR-Quartz-Italy and Communications and Outreach Officer for ESA Communications Department.

She was previously the editor for the ESA kids’ site in 6 languages, with special responsibilities for the Education mascot Paxi. Karina was also previously an assistant editor on the ESA Portal, also responsible for monitoring statistics and handling promotion. Prior to joining EJR-Quartz, Karina worked for Serco as librarian at ESRIN. Before moving to Italy, she was a research assistant in physiological psychology at McGill University. Karina holds a degree in psychology from McGill University and a Masters in Organizational Psychology from the University of London.