Katarina earned a B.A. from the University of Bayreuth in Germany, majoring in philosophy and economy, as well as a M.Sc. from the University of Andalusia in Seville, Spain, majoring in ecological agriculture and animal husbandry. Before starting her studies, she worked as an intern at the German-Serbian Chamber of Commerce (AHK), where she researched on solid waste management in Serbia as well as on the possibilities of cooperation with companies in Serbia and Germany. During her studies, she was the president of the oikos Bayreuth student organization for sustainable economy and volunteered as a team leader in international camps in Germany, as well as in student organizations for gender and sexuality issues and for the inclusion of migrants. At the Morromar Hotel in Spain, she was an assistant manager in charge of guest relations, public relations, analysis of business and productivity, as well as support in team management. Katarina researched the relationship between tourism and internal migration in the NGO Equations in Bangalore, India. She was hired at the Institute for African Studies in Germany as an assistant for the project of establishing a master's program in African studies in Tunisia. Prior to joining NALED in February 2021, she worked at Joorney Business Plans, where she researched, analysed, and wrote business plans for the U.S. and Canadian markets, and did financial forecasts in various business areas. Katarina is fluent in four foreign languages - German, Spanish, French, and English.