Owner, Write on Mission, LLC
in Portsmouth, NH
Karina Quintans is a published freelance technical writer in marketing and communications, an iPhone photographer, and lifelong traveler. She’s been a Portsmouth resident and active citizen for almost 12 years—the longest she’s ever lived in one city in the same dwelling. You can follow her Port City musings via her Instagram @walk_portsmouth. Two of her iPhone photographs from (originally) @walkportsmouth are part of the Reflections of Portsmouth exhibit at the new Foundry Place Garage.
Born in Boston, she is the second of three children, to Filipino immigrants. Through her father’s job, she later lived and grew up in Puerto Rico, Saudi Arabia, Venezuela, and Italy until she returned to the states for college. But she never stopped traveling. She has had short-term assignments in Costa Rica, Indonesia, India, the Philippines, and Chile, and to date, has traveled to 46 countries. She particularly loves travel to developing countries and has an affinity for and a work specialty in “remote/austere” locations. Some of her more recent remote/austere trips include Afghanistan during the war; Mongolia during the coldest month of the year, half way out the Aleutian Islands of Alaska to an island with a population of 60, and rural Nepal on the border of Bhutan.
Tonight, she will share her recent work trip to the remote island of Wake Island. Wake Island is not accessible to the public--both a medical clearance and permission from the US Air Force are required.