Katarina’s expertise includes capacity development in revenue management, economic diversification, contract monitoring and EITI report analysis. She has a special interest in conflict-resource linkages, non-fiscal benefits and costs of extraction and climate change. Katarina also advises NRGI’s development of data visualization, web-based learning, staff training, course design and anticorruption work. Katarina has led NRGI's work in Afghanistan since 2010 and advises regional work in Asia Pacific and Latin America with focus on priority engagements in Myanmar, Mongolia and Colombia.
Katarina was previously with the U.N. in New York, where she specialized in human rights mainstreaming, U.N. reform, South-South cooperation, civil society partnerships and indigenous peoples' issues. She has worked in policy research and program management for the Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights and the U.N. Development Program and has been deployed to field missions in Afghanistan and Indonesia.
She holds a master’s in international relations with a certificate in international security studies from Yale University and a B.A. from New School University in political philosophy.