She began working in optics as a Saturday girl in 2011, and after determining that this was the career for her, she moved on to work full time in the field. With her BTEC Level 3 and 4 in Optical Dispensing under her belt, Katya is currently pursuing a certificate in fundamental communication abilities in British Sign Language (BSL)

Katya enjoys spending time with her three (yes, three!) Labrador retrievers and cooking up a storm in the kitchen. She unwinds by crocheting and stitching.