Katerina Pitsoli was born in Greece, where she spent most of her life with the exception of a few years in the UK and her adolescence in the USA, where she also completed her secondary education. Katerina spends her free time dancing at the Lyceum Club of Greek Women, in an effort to preserve her country’s traditions.
Upon completing High School, she returned to Greece where she pursued her undergraduate studies at the Faculty of Law of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, graduating in 2014 with a Degree in Law (LLB), having also spent the last three years of her studies involved in Moot Court Competitions and being employed at a law firm.
In 2010, during her undergraduate studies, she discovered a deep interest for international law when she participated in the Philip C. Jessup Moot Court Competition, where her team was ranked Runner-Up in the Greek National Rounds. Wishing to explore more fields of international law, Katerina then decided to participate in the 2011 Jean Pictet Competition on International Humanitarian and Criminal Law, where her team reached the Semi-Finals. Finally, in 2012, Katerina was Captain of her team for the Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition, where her team became the 2012 European Champions and were then proclaimed World Runner-Ups after competing in the World Finals. Wishing to pass on her experiences and help the new teams representing the University of Athens, she has assisted with the preparation and coaching of all Jean Pictet Competition teams since 2012 and has also been Faculty Advisor Assistant-Coach for the 2013 Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court team, as well as Tutor for some of the French-Speaking teams participating in the 2014 Jean Pictet Competition in Sintra, Portugal.
Having obtained her law degree and on the verge of starting her professional career, Katerina strongly believes, especially after having experienced employment as a paralegal and legal assistant at a Law Firm in Athens from 2011 to 2014, that her heart lies with a career in international law, such as working at an international organisation, a legal body or an international law firm.
During her graduate studies at the Fletcher School, Katerina would like to study and learn more on Public International Law, International Humanitarian and Human Rights Law, International Criminal Law and International Negotiation and Dispute Resolution. After graduating from Fletcher, she looks forward to being employed where where her knowledge and skills will be useful and appreciated and hopes that one day, she will make Fletcher proud of her accomplishments.