1. What is your job at the Fulbright Commission? My responsibilities are written down on three pages, small print, so I will shorten and simplify them as much as I can: I manage the team and the running of the Commission. 🙂
2. Your favorite thing to do at work? Participating in meetings we organize for our grantees, alumni, partners. I also enjoy interviewing candidates who are applying for grants. It is extremely stressful because of the amount of responsibility that lies in having to choose candidates, but it is also a fascinating meeting with so many personalities, people with amazing passions and competences.
3. Outside of work, I am passionate about… Travel, near and far, skiing, pilates, sometimes I get hooked on a good series.
4. An event that changed your life/professional life? An almost 6-month hitchhiking trip with my friend through Central America. It was many, many years ago but at the time it significantly changed my worldview, how I perceive myself, and also gave me strength to fight for my dreams. Undeniably, the birth of my sons. As for professional life – also travel. In 2014, I was invited by the U.S. Department of State to participate in the IVLP (International Visitor Leadership Program). The program of this 3-week visit was specially designed for our small group of 3 persons engaged in working on quite specific topics. I felt noticed and appreciated for what I had been doing so far, and the program of the visit has given me a lot of inspiration.
5. Your motto? Whatever you do, do it well or don’t do it at all.
6. Your favorite song/artist? Prince