About Nesta

Nesta is an innovation foundation. For us, innovation means turning bold ideas into reality and changing lives for the better. We use our expertise, skills and funding in areas where there are big challenges facing society.

Caterina works on the design and delivery of Nesta’s 10-year strategy.

Caterina joined Nesta from the Department of Health and Social Care Strategy Unit, where she helped deliver projects looking at the future of England’s health and care system. While there, she worked on a diverse range of topics aimed at informing the Health SofS agenda, including health inequalities, trade, community services and bureaucracy.

Prior to this Caterina worked on immigration policy for Universities UK, helping the organisation protect the rights of international students in the UK.

Caterina holds an MSc in Comparative Politics from the London School of Economics, and a BSocSc in Politics and International Relations from the University of Manchester.

In her free time, Caterina can be found playing beach volley, complaining about the London weather, or trying out a new bakery/bar/restaurant around Hackney.