Prior to becoming the Executive Director of the Polish-U.S. Fulbright Commission, Justyna served as CEO of Education for Democracy Foundation (FED) – a leading Polish non-governmental organization operating in the area of the former Soviet Union. From 2003 to 2006, Justyna was the Executive Secretary of the Zagranica Group – a coalition of Polish organizations working abroad, serving afterwards on its Board of Directors from 2008 to 2014. From 2007 to 2016, she coordinated the Region in Transition – RITA Program, and other FED programs. From 1998 she cooperated closely with a number of Polish non-profit organizations. Justyna is a qualified trainer in Polish, English, and Russian, conducting workshops in the areas of global education, international cooperation, and project management. Justyna received a Master’s degree in Political Science with specialization in international relations from the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań and a Bachelor’s degree in Management. She is a graduate of the School of Human Rights of the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights and of the Management Program NGO PROMENGO. In her career, she has focused on sustainable development, global education, and democratization. In 2014, the President of the Republic of Poland awarded her with the Gold Cross of Merit.
Aneta is responsible for financial and administrative issues in the Commission. She graduated with a Master’s degree in Management and Marketing from the University of Lodz, additionally she completed accounting courses. She has worked in the area of financial settlements of EU funds, Norwegian and European Economic Area Funds in such organizations as the Ministry of Infrastructure, Cooperation Fund Foundation and Stefan Batory Foundation. Her experience has been in the accounting, control and management of grants in several programs: Sectoral Operational Transport Program, Lifelong Learning “Leonardo da Vinci” Program, EQUAL Community Initiative Program, Human Capital Operational Program, Non-Governmental Organizations Fund, and Citizens for Democracy Program. In recent years, she mainly collaborated with the non-governmental sector in Poland.
Justyna manages the Polish and U.S. Fulbright Program team and the EducationUSA Center at the Commission. She is an M.A. graduate of the University of Warsaw’s Institute of English Studies (linguistics and American studies), a Fulbright alumna (University of Texas at Austin, College of Education), and a World Fellowship recipient from Delta Kappa Gamma International for Key Women Educators. In the past, she has worked as a global language lead at Lionbridge Technologies, coordinating projects for Fortune 500 clients. Before that, she worked as a translator and editor for the Museum of the History of Polish Jews. She has written articles for The Wall Street Journal, Language Magazine: The Journal of Communication and Education, and Babel – The Language Magazine.
Aleksandra coordinates events organized by the Commission and the office administration.
She graduated from the University of Warsaw, where she studied musicology and English studies. She gained her work experience while collaborating with such organizations as the Witold Lutosławski Society, „Music Gardens” Foundation, Polish Composers’ Union and the National Film Archive-Audiovisual Institute, in which she coordinated many artistic and educational projects.
Patrycja coordinates programs for Polish students and BioLAB program.
She is also an EducationUSA adviser specializing in medical studies, arts and sports scholarships. Patrycja completed her Bachelor's degree in biological studies at the Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Master's degree in Sociology at Collegium Civitas and post-graduate studies in the field of vocational counseling, coaching and talent management at the Warsaw School of Economics.
Natalia is system administrator and is responsible for our websites and Commission's presence on social media.
She also manages the recruitment for the Weiser Professional Development Fellowship, takes care of our summer interns, serves as IT support for the office, and is a part-time EducationUSA Adviser. She is a graduate of both the University of Warsaw and Kazimierz Wielki University in Bydgoszcz.
Paulina coordinates programs for American students and scholars.
Paulina completed her B.A. degree studies at the Academy of International Relations and American Studies and received M.A. degree in Political Science from the University of Warsaw. She also completed postgraduate training in European integration at the Tischner European University and completed one-year program of American Law offered by the Jagiellonian University and the Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law. For many years she worked at the School of Medicine in English of the Jagiellonian University as a program officer responsible for admissions and applications for postgraduate training for IMGs.
Justyna coordinates programs for Polish scholars and the Fulbright U.S. English Teaching Assistant program.
Justyna is a graduate of English Philology at the University of Gdańsk. She gained her professional experience by implementing many national in-service teacher training programs for language teachers (INSETT, Young Learners) as well as international projects (Supporting Multilingual Classroom, European Language Portfolio). J
Currently on maternity leave.
Anna did her M.A. studies in English Philology and International Relations at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań and did two-year postgraduate translation studies. She gained vast experience in implementation of international educational programs as a coordinator of the LLP/Erasmus Program and bilateral exchange projects between the Poznań University of Economics and universities in America, Asia and Europe.