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Karina Rollins

Adjunct Professor
Karina Rollins

Adjunct Professor


  • More than 25 years of experience editing and writing in the policy realm
  • Research papers/book chapters/book reviews/op-eds/magazine articles/journal articles/blog posts
  • Substantive editing/copyediting/proofreading

Professional Experience

Karina Rollins is senior research editor at The Heritage Foundation, where she edits research papers and policy books for the foreign and domestic policy departments.

Before joining Heritage in 2008, Karina Rollins was the editor of the Hudson Institute’s Index of Global Philanthropy and senior editor of The American Enterprise magazine. She has worked on the New York Post editorial page and as an editor at National Review, beginning her editorial journey at The National Interest and The Public Interest.

Karina Rollins has been published on and, as well as in The American Enterprise, Chronicles, National Review, the New York Post, and The Public Interest. She has appeared on national U.S. and German television and is co-editor of the 2005 book In Real Life: Powerful Lessons from Everyday Living.

In 2003, she was a participant in the American Swiss Foundation’s Young Leaders Conference in Switzerland. Born and raised in Germany, Karina Rollins is a native speaker of both English and German.


  • M.A. in Statecraft and National Security Affairs, The Institute of World Politics
  • B.A. in English, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
  • A.A. in business and general A.A., University of Maryland, Munich Campus, Germany
  • German Abitur, Gymnasium Gernsheim, Germany