Karuna holds a BA in Mass Communications from Oklahoma City University. She worked as a production assistant for Hummingbird Films, a company that specialises in documentaries about Asian culture and history. There she focused on finding locations, obtaining licenses for filming, securing sponsors and running the backstage area on a live talent show for budding designers. She helped establish a family owned golf simulator bar and restaurant in Singapore, running the PR and day to day operations. Karuna speaks both English and Mandarin. She is currently earning her MA in International Journalism from City, University of London.