Meet Karina

Meet Karina Brown for lieutenant governor.  Karina is President of the Friends of the Cache County Children’s Justice Center Board and was a founding sponsor of the Medicaid Expansion ballot initiative (Proposition 3) adopted by Utah voters in 2018.  She also serves on the Cache Valley Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and is Co-Chair of the Cache Chamber Legislative Affairs Committee. She is a Planning Commissioner for the city of Nibley, Utah and is a Governing Board Member for Logan Regional Hospital.  And she is the co-founder of the Cache Valley United for Change organization dedicated to promoting civic engagement.

Karina recently served as Co-Chair of Cache Celebration of Women’s Suffrage 2020, an organization working to celebrate the centennial of the 19th amendment granting women the right to vote. The organization worked to educate Northern Utah students about voting history including the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and 1870 when Seraph Young of Utah was the first woman in America to vote under an equal suffrage law. 

Brown has an M.S. in Human, Environmental, and Consumer Resources from Eastern Michigan University and a B.S. in Family Resources and Human Development from Arizona State University.  She is currently pursuing a Public Leadership Credential from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

Karina is married to Dr. Karl Brown, a physician and Air Force veteran and is a mother of four fabulous children in Nibley, Utah. Her hobbies include fitness, spending time with family, listening to audio books, and playing violin and guitar.