Katia has a National Diploma in Logistics Management from the University of South Africa (UNISA) with eight years of experience in the logistics field. She previously worked as a Finance Administrator and HR Administrator at Uplands College for five years before transferring to Uplands Outreach. She is passionate about compliance, planning, organising and being part of a team making a difference in schools and in the community. Katia enjoys reading, music, travelling and working with children. She is married to Deon van der Merwe and has two children, Samantha and Rui, who are both pupils at Uplands.