Joined SFE Team: June 2015

Hometown: Harcourt, Iowa

Sorority: Delta Zeta

Alma Mater: Iowa State University (BS)

Favorite Snacks: Nutella Cups, Chips and Salsa, and Sweet Tea

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Karina Buttler grew up on a farm near Harcourt Iowa. She moved to Ames in 2002 where she attended Iowa State University until 2005 where she graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Public Service and Administration with an emphasis on International Business. She was very active in college serving on the Families Committee for Dance Marathon, VEISHEA Parade Committee, PSA club and Homecoming Central. Karina also joined Delta Zeta and has remained an active alum. Karina has served Delta Zeta as a Chapter Advisor, National Chapter Advisor, National Philanthropy Coordinator and currently serves as the National Academic Chairman. She lives in Ames with her husband Chris, son Kye and dog Toby.  She loves spending time in Okoboji at her families lake home and keeping up with Kye and all his activities!

"Behold the turtle, he only moves forward by sticking his neck out" James Bryant Conant