Katrina was born in 1989 near Kalka and Pipalyatjara in the far west of the APY Lands. She went to school at Murpurtka, the school that services the two communities of Nyapari and Kanypi. In 2014 Katrina moved to Fregon with her mother Rachael Stevens. When she finished school she began painting. Her nana, Eileen Stevens, told her stories and was an important influence on her interest in painting.
The country of Wingu Tingima is Katrina’s paternal Grandfathers. Her mother’s country is Shirley Well, close to Fregon.
Both Katrina and her mother work for the Kaltjiti Arts centre.