Karissa is originally from Southern California, a more recent Texas transplant to the DFW area. She was raised in the church by an amazing family, but didn’t have much interaction with missions/missionaries. But after a Servant Team in Kolkata, India a desire to travel and serve overseas was born, taking her to India, Kenya, Turkey, Cambodia and Ireland, to serve with her Church or teach English as a foreign language. In the midst of those travels she began and completed her BA in English through Thomas Edison State University. Now in Bangkok she is working as the Short-Term Programs Coordinator and will be helping with Prappadeng English Club. She enjoys reading, exploring and finding fun coffee shops.