Ekaterina (Katya) has background in Economics, Business, and Finance. She started her PhD position in KIN Centre for Digital Innovation at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam in November 2020. Prior to PhD, Katya worked as a consultant in KPMG. In her PhD, she studies how MIRIADE teams solve complex innovative tasks while contributing to the common goal – advancing research in dementia. Katya focuses on how collaborative dynamics and coordination mechanisms emerge and evolve over time. In her research, she uses both quantitative and qualitative methodologies.