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Katharina Shorter

Preschool Teacher, German Track

My name is Katharina, and I'm from a small town in Germany called Bielefeld. In 2014 I finished my education as a staatlich anerkannte Erzieherin at the Berufskolleg in Bethel, Bielefeld. I did my practical training for one year in a preschool with kids from 0-4 years.
I have two siblings and we are still very close, even though we're thousands of miles apart.

I worked for two years in a preschool in Germany with kids under 3 years and then decided to go on an adventure and be an au pair in Portland, Oregon. I took care of two girls (age 4 and 6 ) and after eight months my host parents had a third child. I learned how to take care and feed an infant from nurses at the hospital, was able to watch a physical therapist work with the little guy, and lived with them under the same roof. It was the best experience, and I grew a lot during those two years.

In my free time I love to be outdoors, exploring the beautiful outdoors in Portland. On the weekends I'm at Providence Park to root for the Portland Timbers, front row!

I'm very excited to be part of the GIS community!

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