Katharina Wedel is a Ph.D. candidate at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) and a Junior Economist at the ifo Institute in Munich. Katharina received a B.Sc. from the Eberhard Karls University in Tübingen in 2017 and completed her Master's in Economics at the University of Lund in Sweden in 2019. Her main research interests are the economics of education and labor economics. She works on a project to evaluate the effectiveness of a mentoring program for disadvantaged students. Besides, she is involved in designing yearly surveys about education policies in Germany to better understand public opinion about these topics.