As the Head of Communications at the NATO CCDCOE since December 2019, Karola is in charge media relations and external communication including media requests, media visits and events, interviews and publications. She also supports the Director and the Centre in all aspects of Strategic Communication, and manages the development and administration of the Centre´s public information channels.
Karola has extensive working experience from the Estonian Ministry of Defence, on her last position she was responsible for international defence cooperation. She has a double B.A. from the University of Tartu in Law and in International Relations. In 2019, she graduated the Civil Servants Course in Baltic Defence College with honours.