Katarina is a 2011 graduate from Villanova University in Pennsylvania, where she earned a Bachelor's degree in Communication, specialization in Journalism, and minors in Spanish, Theatre, and Gender and Women's Studies. At Villanova, she served as Villanova Television's News Director, created video blogs for the Office of Admission, showed visitors around as a campus tour guide, musically directed the a cappella group, Nothing But Treble, and emceed football and basketball games as the "Voice of Villanova." Having interned at CBS, Telemundo, NBC Los Angeles, and NBC Philadelphia, Katarina is a proud member of the Asian American Journalists Association.
More commonly known as Kat, she heads to Santiago, Chile in January where she will be serving as a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar for one year with the gracious support of San Marino Rotary Club.
After years of singing in the Chamber Choir, performing in the musicals, and preparing for speech competitions, Kat graduated from SMHS in 2007 and was one of two graduation speakers. She is thankful to the San Marino community for believing in her and reminding her to always be more.
Until she leaves for Chile, she reports for "Good Day Pasadena," practices classical piano, studies for the GREs and tweets from @Katarina_LM.