Katharina Schmidt was born in Wadern, Germany. She acquired her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration at the University of Mannheim. During her studies, Katharina spent a semester abroad at EAFIT University, Colombia. Subsequently, she graduated with a Master’s degree in Management with a focus on Taxation from the University of Mannheim. Additionally, Katharina gained practical experience in tax consulting as an intern and working student at KPMG and PwC, as well as in research as a student research assistant at the Chair of Taxation and Finance. In September 2021, Katharina joined the Taxation track of the Center for Doctoral Studies in Business.