Katia is a recent graduate of Pomona College, where she studied environmental analysis.
Katia spent a year after graduation exploring. She took off by spending a summer in Seattle doing customer market research for a beauty brand, picking avocados and Kona coffee in Hawaii for 2 months, doing a 10-day silent meditation retreat, and eventually going through countless informational interviews to figure out her life professionally.
Not long after, Katia ended up at back at Pomona College, working for their community outreach center. There she worked with the center’s flagship program, PAYS (Pomona Academy for Youth Success), supporting 90 local high school students (high achieving, low-income and typically underrepresented in higher education) on their path to admittance into selective and highly selective institutions.
Katia enjoys train rides, nature (especially nature near or surrounded by water), learning languages and keeping in touch via snail mail with friends and family.