Teamleader South East Europe, Austrian Red Cross
***Participant of the Ashoka Visionary Program (CEE) 2022/2023***
Katarina is a project manager with over 20 years of experience in developing and implementing projects in education, social inclusion and disaster risk management.
She has finished her studies in political science and subsequently graduated in Balkan studies in
Vienna. Throughout her academic and professional career, she has worked with people from various
backgrounds, both for governmental initiatives, as well as in the NGO sector.
In her ongoing employment career within the Austrian Red Cross, she has gathered experience in
developing, coordinating and implementing projects in the field of health and social services for
older people, as well as disaster preparedness. She is team leader for the Europe region and in
this position responsible for the long-term strategic engagement ofthe Austrian Red Cross. She very
much enjoys supporting her team mates, learning from each other and experiencing the change that
is being created together.
In her private life Katarina likes to spend time with her family and her two children and enjoys
nature and sports very much. She speaks Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian/Montenegrin fluently, as her father
is originally from former Yugoslavia and she was raised bilingually.