- Master's: Cleveland State
- Bachelor's: Ohio State
Carlina DiRusso earned her bachelor's degree from Ohio State in strategic communications. After working in a marketing department of a major record label in Los Angeles, she earned her master's from Cleveland State in communication theory and methodology. Carlina is a novice painter, kickboxer and movie buff. She intends to study communication technology as a Ph.D. student at Penn State, analyzing the influence of HCI and CMC on health and well-being.