With an M.A. from the University of Hamburg, Germany in Sociology, Latin American Studies and Economics, Katja has worked in various leadership positions in Retail and Project Management at different German airports.
After moving to the U.S. in 2009 she continued to work in Retail but wanted to get engaged in Social work and got introduced to the work of Child Advocates and the new Prosper Placer program. She immediately loved the idea of building networks across social lines and has been the Program Manager for almost two years.
She strongly believes in the power of bringing people from very different paths of life and different cultures together so that they can help and learn from each other. She loves all the Child Advocates events because they always bring extraordinary people together in their wish to help each other.
Katja lives with her husband and her three kids in Folsom where they enjoy the outdoors with their dog Bowie.