“Pick up the battle and make it a better world just where you are. It can be better and it must be better, but it’s up to us.”

Karina joined Badgley Phelps in 2021 as an Associate Research Analyst. She is passionate about understanding the financial markets and collaborating with team members to identify investment opportunities for their clients.

“Having integrity is a means to improve the probability of being happy and successful.”

Prior to joining Badgley Phelps, Karina began her career in 2015 at Empirical Wealth Management where she conducted research on the financial markets and alternative investments, and managed portfolios for high-net-worth clients.

Originally from Hawaii, Karina now lives in Seattle with her pug, Pepper. When she’s not spending time with her family and friends, she enjoys planning her next trip abroad, reading fiction novels, and running along the Seattle waterfront.


  • Bachelor of Arts, Seattle University, Seattle, WA


  • Volunteer, Pike Place Market Foundation
  • Member, CFA Institute
  • Member, CFA Society Seattle