Khatera studied law at the University of Marburg (law degree 2013).
In 2014, she was a teaching and research fellow at Nanjing University of Finance and Economics and did research at the University of San Diego, USA. In the following years, Khatera held several teaching positions at the University of Hamburg. She completed her doctorate in 2018 on the subject of "The abuse control of Google's ranking - A legal-economic and comparative legal analysis according to European, German and US-American law".
She completed her legal clerkship at the Hanseatic Higher Regional Court in Hamburg in 2019, working in the Competition Law team of a leading US law firm. She was admitted to practice in Germany in 2020.
She is fluent in German, English and Dari.