My resume

My name is Katerina, I am a professional in (Quant) Finance and a blockchain technology enthusiast.

Currently, I work as a Data Analyst at a commercial bank in the Netherlands. I hold a Master’s degree in Quantitative Finance from the University of Amsterdam. My previous positions include a business analyst at an AI-driven startup, a client development analyst at a consulting firm and a research assistant for a data science program at the University of Amsterdam.

To develop my soft skills, I run a YouTube channel where I aim to inspire my viewers to follow their ambitious goals – both career and lifestyle-wise.

Veganism, sustainability and a conscious healthy lifestyle are essential components of my life. I am also dedicated to my hobbies, including dancing, literature & arts.

Job Experience

Masters of Science

September 2020 - August 2021

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Main subjects: Econometrics, Risk Management, Derivatives, Computational Finance

Master thesis topic: Peer-to-Peer Lending: An Insight into the Role of Unsecured Finance in the Conventional Banking Industry (graded 8.5)

Bachelors of Science

September 2017 - August 2020

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Main subjects: Investment Portfolio Theory, Derivatives, Mathematics, Statistics

Bachelor thesis topic: Green Bonds: What Stops Markets for Sustainable Investment
from Development? (graded 9.0)

High school diploma with distinction in Mathematics

September 2014 - June 2017

Riga, Latvia

Main subjects: Mathematics, Calculus, Economics, English Final average grade 9.0

October 2022 - present

Amsterdam, Netherlands

  • Created solutions in Python to optimize computational processes in the Finance department
  • Led the Python workshops & co-established a Finance data analytics circle
  • On a daily basis, responsible for derivatives market analysis

September 2021 - September 2022

Amsterdam, Netherlands

  • Main project: ABN Amro data analyst Finance
  • Co-developed KPI framework for an NGO
  • Advanced in professional develpment via tailored Talent Development program
  • Solved a data science case with a fellow team (Kaggle competition)

February 2021 - December 2021

Amsterdam, Netherlands

  • Led three Data Science projects for case study development
  • Developed advanced teaching materials for Data Science in Audit course
  • Analyzed and replicated academic papers in Data Management field

February 2020 - December 2020

Amsterdam, Netherlands

  • Optimized workflow of three internal projects in Microsoft Excel
  • Led and finalized one project in benchmark development
  • Developed client-tailored materials with a team of consultants

May 2020 - July 2020

Amsterdam, Netherlands

  • Developed tools for startup financial performance analysis
  • Led and guided three team members in market analytics
  • Defined and planned financial and performance milestones for startup
  • Prepared the startup for the first investment application

August 2019 - December 2019

Amsterdam, Netherlands

  • Analyzed business opportunities of nutrition industry in the Netherlands
  • Wrote complete business plan for startup

Hard Skills
Soft Skills
  • Programming (Python, JavaScript, Solidity)
  • “Good with computers” (Microsoft Excel, LaTeX, PowerBI)
  • Data Analytics & Data Science ( certification)
  • Presentation skills
  • Stakeholder management
  • Analytical thinking
  • Attention to detail
  • Creativity
  • Natural curiosity & continuous learning