Karianne grew up in Connecticut where she attended Central Connecticut State University and received a BA in English with a minor in Communications.  Growing up she always wanted to travel the world, but did not think she would end up in the hospitality industry.
After graduating, Karianne packed up her little car and moved to Hilton Head Island, South Carolina where she stumbled upon her first hospitality job at The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa as a front desk agent.  This is where she fell in love with the industry and quickly moved up in Front Office Operations.  A few years later, Karianne received an opportunity to work at The Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa as well as to W South Beach as their Luxury Travel Specialist.  Currently she is working at Shelborne Wyndham Grand South Beach as their Travel Industry Sales Manager.  What she loves most about the travel industry is being able to share her passion with others.  Karianne is thrilled to be a part of the YTP Miami Chapter!