Justyna Janiszewska

Executive Director

Prior to becoming the Executive Director of the Polish-U.S. Fulbright Commission, Justyna served as the President of the Board of Education for Democracy Foundation (EDF) – a leading Polish non-governmental organization operating in the area of the former Soviet Union. From 2003 to 2006, Justyna was the Secretary of the Zagranica Group – a coalition of Polish organizations working abroad, serving on its Board of Directors from 2008 to 2014. From 2007 to 2016,  she coordinated the Region in Transition – RITA Program, and other EDF projects. While fulfilling her duties, she cooperated closely with the One World Association, the School of Leaders Association, and the Stefan Batory Foundation. 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 Polish government awarded her with the Gold Cross of Merit.

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