Born and raised in Vladivostok, Russia, Ekaterina graduated from the Far Eastern Federal University with a bachelor’s degree in Public Relations. On top of the main course in Public Relations, Ekaterina, or Kate, also completed courses in Political analysis, Social manipulation and Ideological struggle in the modern world at the National Institute of Leadership where she received a diploma in Management of Political Organization.

During her studies, Ekaterina worked as a freelance journalist for several large newspapers and managed a student political organization, helping to create effective communication between the government and different social groups. After graduating in 2009, Ekaterina joined one of the major regional banks, JSCB (Primorye) as a Leading Specialist in the Department of Informational Technologies, where her main responsibilities were integration and support of new products and services. She also participated in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation 2012 as an interpreter for the bank.

After moving to Phuket in 2014, Ekaterina immediately joined the International Services team at Siriroj International Hospital as a Russian Coordinator. Currently, her main duties are to help ensure effective communication between Russian-speaking patients and hospital staff, coordinating workflow between patients, the hospital and insurance assistance companies located all over the world and representative of the hospital to Russian expat community in Phuket and surrounding areas.