- Manager, Global Human Resources
- United States
Katja joined IYF in 2012 with a few years of significant administration experience through a variety of positions and responsibilities within office management, coordination, logistics and external relations. She is a multilingual office administrator and operations coordinator with diverse international and multicultural experience having lived and been educated in South and Central America, East Africa and the Middle East with Finnish and American citizenship. During her years overseas, Katja gained a better understanding of the challenges faced by poor and marginalized people. In every new country she enjoyed learning about people's lifestyle and traditions, as well as about the challenges they faced and the heroic manner in which they often overcame their condition. Katja is fluent in Spanish and conversant in Finnish. Katja holds a Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts from Frostburg State University, majoring in Spanish with a double minor in International Studies and Cultural Anthropology.
- Languages: English, Finnish, Spanish
- Country of birth United States
- Hobbies: Cooking