Katja received a master's degree from the University of Amsterdam in 2017, and has also enjoyed studying history in Seattle, Berlin, Heidelberg, Stockholm and Hamburg. She has been involved in projects including exhibits, publications, workshops and seminars dealing with the Holocaust and remembrance of World War II in- and outside of academia.

Katja is part of the Centropa Hamburg team as a project coordinator and she is the line manager for Poland and Lithuania in this project.