Before she came to LC in 2000, Cathrine had lived and worked in Croatia for 5 years. Because Central and Eastern Europe was always an intriguing area to her, she decided to minor in Russian, adding it to her major in Sociology/Anthropology. Central and Eastern Europe became the focus of her graduate work at the University of Toronto where she completed a Master’s in Social-Cultural Anthropology in 2004. After this she returned to her hometown Oslo, Norway, where she worked with public relations at the “Center for the Study of Professions”, an institute for research and graduate study at Oslo University College in Norway. In August 2012 Cathrine moved to Saint Petersburg where she has a job as a Consul and Head of the Visa Department at the Consulate General of Norway in Saint Petersburg.