It's Meet the Staff Monday! Today we are introducing Karina Almeida. She was born in Long Beach, California in 1993, and after five years of living there she then moved to Fairmont City, Illinois. Karina lives with her two parents and two sisters, her being the middle child. Karina is Mexican-American, Spanish being the primary language she speaks at home. Some of her favorite activities are going out with friends, dancing, shopping, and horse back riding. She also enjoys her volunteer work at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church with the PSR Program, which she has been doing for the past 6 years. Karina went to Holy Rosary Catholic School and graduated in 2007, then she went to Althoff Catholic High School and graduated in 2011, she is now attending SWIC, she isn't so sure on what career she wants yet. She has been working at the Fairmont City Library Center since August of 2011 and every now and then you will see her beautiful smile at Collinsville too!