Karolina was born in Wałcz, the formerly German town of Deutsch Krone, and the question of how Pomerania became a region of Poland accompanied her since childhood. As she listened to the stories her grandparents told her, she became certain the presence of former inhabitants can be still felt and should be addressed scientifically. As an ethnographer by training, she investigated various regions in Central Europe, where from their German inhabitants were expelled. As a student, she worked in the former Eastern Prussian borderland, and her PhD was devoted to the Czech-German borderlands. In the SpectralRecycling project, she is finally able to address her dream to conduct fieldwork in Pomerania and address the question of what is haunting this region. Aside from work, she appreciates solving the New York Times puzzles and enjoys reading old Polish novels for youth.