For over two decades, Carina Burns traveled the globe throughout Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, including Germany, France, the Netherlands, Hong Kong, and Saudi Arabia. She enjoys all aspects of foreign cultures, including exotic cuisines, cultural history, and language. She studied writing at DeAnza College and Stanford and is a member of the California Writers Club South Bay Branch. A speaker and blogger on adoption-related issues, Carina is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in psychology. She is also the author of The Syrian Jewelry Box: A Daughter’s Journey for Truth. When not attending school, she enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and nature hiking. She lives in Palo Alto, California.
Unique traits: grew up seven years in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia