Katre joined Praxis in the summer of 2023. Her master’s degree is in sociology from Lancaster University, previously she has also studied sociology at Tartu University. Katre has long-term work experience in the field of social protection. For 15-years, she has practised social security policy making in the Ministry of Social Affairs. She has also participated in social welfare and victims’ rights and services projects. Katre has a helicopter view of the of social protection system in Estonia, as well from many other countries. She has initiated reforms in family benefits, pensions and benefits for people with reduced work ability. She is especially keen in new forms of work and connected social protection issues. As an expert, Katre has taken part in service design for people wishing to change violent behaviour and in need of long-term-care services.
She has participated in the working groups dealing with social security issues of the European Commission. She is also a member of the International Network of Leave Policies since 2006.
Katre is fluent in English and at beginners’ level in German and Russian. In her free time, she enjoys running or some other activities outdoors and in the water, bringing along her dog. She also likes to read and do gardening.