Kaat Bots was born and raised in Antwerp. Her mother is Flemish and her father is Dutch, so to get to know her roots, she moved to Maastricht to obtain a Bachelor's degree in European Studies. After three nice years, she returned to Antwerp for a Master's degree in political communication. Her main study interests are political communication and public opinion polling. At the moment, she is finishing a Master's degree in business communication while working as a trainee at the European Parliament’s research service in Brussels.