Katerina Zacharopoulou was born in Thessaloniki, Greece. She received her diploma of Architect Engineer from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 2016. She completed part of her degree in the Czech Technical University in Prague and participated in educational programmes in Paris, Latvia and Poland. During her studies, she worked for various cultural events in her city, such as the International Film & Documentary Festival and the Open House. She has also studied theory of music and plays the piano.
Her diploma research thesis, titled Untitled, was a parallel between self-referential art and architecture and explored the role of humour as a means of doubting well-established systems in both cases. Her interests continue to lie in the links between art and architecture, located specifically in the concepts of irony and mimesis. She is currently enrolled in the MA History and Critical Thinking in the AA to further explore these interests and also gain insight into the practice of architectural education.