Born and raised in Germany, Katja was a clinical psychologist before coming to the United States in 2003. She obtained Lawful Permanent Resident status through marriage to her husband, a Senior Master Sergeant in the U.S. Air Force. Katja became a U.S. citizen in 2012.
Katja obtained her Juris Doctorate from St. Mary’s University School of Law in San Antonio, Texas, in 2014. There she was a staff writer on The Scholar: St. Mary’s Law Review on Race and Social Justice. After earning a paralegal certificate from UC Irvine in 2006, Katja started working in the immigration field, focusing on employment and family-based Green Card applications, either through Adjustment of Status from within the U.S. or via Immigrant Visa Processing from abroad. She also regularly handles Extraordinary Ability petitions (O-1) and Waivers of Inadmissibility, as well as Canadian Immigration such as family-based applications for Permanent Residence, applications for Citizenship Certificates, and Criminal Rehabilitation. Katja is fluent in German, earned the Latinum Magnum, and has a solid reading knowledge of French.