Born in Ecuador, Katherine Ramírez studied archaeology and anthropology at the Polytechnic University of Guayaquil (ESPOL). She arrived in Switzerland in 1994 with a scholarship from the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) to further research undertaken in Ecuador on sites characterized by imposing architecture (ceremonial and funerary structures) from the Formative, Regional Development and Integration periods. This project was carried out in collaboration with the Institute of Archaeology of the University of Neuchâtel and the Swiss Liechtenstein Foundation for Archaeological Research Abroad. In 2005, she completed further training in museology and cultural mediation at the University of Lausanne. As an expert on the collections of the new La Maná Museum (Ecuador), she participates in the definition of the museographic contents of the exhibition. From 1996 to 2018, she worked for the Office of Heritage and Archaeology of the Canton of Neuchâtel as a scientific collaborator on the excavations of the A5 national highway and on the elaboration of scientific data. As a graphic designer, she also collaborates in the production of scientific publications published by Archéologie Neuchâteloise. She specialized in the field survey and technical drawing of archaeological materials as well as their subsequent computer processing (CAD) for publication. She is currently collaborating with ArchaeoConcept on the computer graphics and iconography of the UNESCO nomination file "The Cultural Landscape of the Central Region in the Emirate of Sharjah (UAE)". Her main interests focus on Amerindian knowledge and intangible traditions that survived colonization. She approaches and transmits this knowledge in a holistic manner through the weaving of links between past and present material remains, oral memory, observation and the practice of a cosmovision closely linked to plants and the cycles of the Earth.