A native New Yorker, Katina is the IB Psychology teacher and CAS/TOK Coordinator at Wells International School in Bangkok, Thailand. She is currently working towards a PsyD in Human & Organizational Psychology and at the same time, understanding her students better by being a student herself! Katina is passionate about empowering youth and helping them find their potential. She is a MUN advisor and has been involved in other student-centered initiatives, such as the school’s TED-Ed Club and ServICE network. It is through these channels that she supports students in finding their voices and discovering their passions.
Katina is a big believer in service learning, systems thinking, and sustainability. She is fascinated by mental models and enjoys using the Iceberg model or Ladder of Inference to delve deeper into understanding issues. She is a lifelong learner who is always trying to develop herself as a person and global citizen, hoping to inspire those around her to do the same. In her free time, Katina enjoys reading, photography, meditation, travelling, and eating delicious Thai food!
Personal vision for a better world:
My aim is to continue learning and gaining knowledge, becoming the best version of myself, and in turn, guiding others to do the same so that we may all be part of a better version of the world.