Michał is currently finishing his MA diploma in Econometrics at the University of Warsaw. He also holds an MA in Philosophy. His past experiences include internships at institutions such as the European Commission Representation and the Polish Financial Supervision Authority.
Jakub is interested in pursuing a career in public service, and over the past several years he engaged in opportunities to develop his diplomatic skills. In 2017, he interned at the European Union Economic department of the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Warsaw, Poland.
Piotr is currently attending law school at the University of Warsaw. He graduated with a philosophy degree in 2016. He most recently interned at the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights, where he used what he is learning in law school to give legal advice to people contacting the Foundation.
As a Rowny Paderewski Scholar, Lidia attended the Institute on Economics and International Affairs at The Fund for American Studies and interned at the Center for European Policy Analysis in Washington, D.C. Lidia interned at the Centre for Eastern Studies and the NSB of Poland.
Oskar is an aspiring global policy leader. Oskar graduated in International Relations and defended a thesis on cybersecurity in U.S.-China relations. In 2013, his B.A. thesis exploring the topic of climate-induced migration won first place in the competition of the Polish Geopolitical Association.
Katarzyna Bitka is an active and ambitious young professional, currently working as a Policy Officer at the European Commission‘s Directorate General for Research and Innovation in Brussels. Previously, she studied European Economic Studies at the College of Europe in Bruges.
Karol studied Economics and Finance at the Warsaw School of Economics.
He also completed CEMS Master in International Management and was studying at Erasmus University Rotterdam School of Management. Karol also acted as the President of the Global CEMS Student Board.
Kamil is a highly determined and cooperative student with a solid academic background (second best student at Warsaw School of Economics out of 1,300 students), international experience (participated in various international programs in Brazil, England, Iceland, Russia, Slovenia and USA).
Joanna graduated from the Warsaw School of Economics, where she completed Master studies in Finance & Banking in 2012. She took part in the American Institute on Political and Economic Systems in Prague (2010) as well as the Institute on Business and Government Affairs at Georgetown.
Alicja came to Washington, D.C., in 2010 on a Rowny-Paderewski Scholarship to participate in the Institute on Comparative Political and Economic Systems (ICPES). While in D.C., she completed an internship at the logistics company DHL. One summer earlier, Alicja had also participated in the TFAS program in Prague.
After completing a summer in Washington D.C. with the Rowny-Paderewski Scholarship, Aneta decided to earn her Master‘s Degree in Public Policy at Georgetown University with a Fulbright Graduate Award. Before moving to the United States, Aneta received an MA in International Relations at the University of Warsaw.
Edyta is a graduate of both the Institute on Comparative Political and Economic Systems (ICPES) and the TFAS program in Prague. She was awarded two scholarships for these programs: the 2008 Rowny-Paderewski Scholarship and a 2007 scholarship from the United States based Rosenstiel Foundation.
Tom Zacharski is a dual citizen (American, Polish) currently working in Google‘s EU Headquarters in the online advertising department. After successfully pursuing a Master’s Degree in International Management from the prestigious CEMS program, he is now looking into entrepreneurial opportunities.
Lukasz was introduced to TFAS in 2005, when he participated in the program in Prague with the help of a scholarship granted to him by the Rosenstiel Foundation. In 2006, he also received the Rowny-Paderewski Scholarship; he traveled to Washington, D.C., that summer to participate in the Institute on Business and Government Affairs.
Joanna was the first recipient of the Rowny-Paderewski Scholarship. She participated in the 2005 Institute on Comparative Political and Economic Systems (ICPES), where she interned in Washington, D.C., for Senator Chuck Hagel. Joanna had also been awarded a scholarship in 2002 by the Rosenstiel Foundation.