Katerina began studying the oboe at the age of fifteen, and was accepted to attend New World School of the Arts after only playing for a few months. In high school under the direction of Robert Weiner and Dr. Shen Wang, she was able to develop and refine her skills. In 2005 she was accepted to attend the Sewanee Summer Music Festival in Sewanee, Tennessee. There, she studied with Russ deLuna who is the current oboist for the San Francisco Symphony. Katerina graduated from New World School of the Arts in 2006 (Cum Laude) and was accepted to the University of Miami with scholarship, where she continued to study with Robert Weiner. During her undergraduate career she was exposed to a plethora of musical influences that ranged from classical, contemporary, and jazz oboe repertoire. She was able to teach herself the flute and clarinet in order to participate in the University of Miami Band of the Hour, and has performed under the instruction of Philip Clements, Thomas Keck, Gary Green and Thomas Sleeper. Katerina graduated from the University of Miami in 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts in Music.
Her passion for animals inspired her to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Florida International University in order to apply to veterinary school.
In her spare time she still performs with the Miami Wind Symphony, and teaches oboe.