As a Shelby Davis scholar, Katarina graduated cum laude from Northwestern University in Chicago, obtaining a double major degree in International Studies and Film. During her bachelor studies, she completed a semester at the Sciences Po University in Paris, while her MA studies in International Relations and European Studies were completed at the Central European University in Budapest. While at Northwestern, Katarina worked as a researcher at the Centre for Forced Migration Studies (CFMS), and later as an Assistant Archivist on the Yugoslavia archives project at the Open Society Archives in Budapest. Katarina was recruited in CEP as the Open Society Foundations Young Professionals Development Program fellow. Katarina is especially interested in interdisciplinary research and data visualisation. She speaks English fluently, has intermediary knowledge of French, and beginner knowledge of Spanish. She worked as researcher in CEP until November 2017, when she moved to Startit.