Myself is the one thing that should stay out of my texts - but here’s an exception
I bridge the professional and the academic
By combining strong research skills and practical experience in issues at hand
My academic and professional experiences have been complementing each other ever since my journalistic journey began. I pursued media theory minors and electives in both my Bachelor’s and my Masters, gaining insights into the role of the media in war, conflict, and peace processes, as well as understanding the shifting of the media in the new technological age. My academic experience also left me with an attention to detail, a scientifically rigorous approach to research, and a whole lot of critical thinking, all of which I actively use in my journalistic work.
My academic experience includes:
- international relations (M.A.)
- political science
- media theory (specifically media in war, conflict, and peace processes; shifting of the media in the new technological age)
- international public governance (B.Sc.)
I harnessed a rich body of experiences in various fields relating to human rights and sustainability. Thanks to a mix of hands-on expertise in, among others, commercial journalism, advocacy writing, event management, and art curation, I gained in-depth knowledge in areas such as systemic sustainability and social inclusion. At the same time, I could look at issues such as the status quo of business making and power structures in those fields from an insider perspective.
Apart from journalism, I gained professional experience in:
- Systemic sustainability (education, communication)
- Social inclusion (intersectionality, gender gap, refugee employment)
- Arts and culture (curation, management)
- Grassroots activism (environmentalism, feminism)
My literary flexibility accompanies a generalist outlook
I am an information junkie, an old school one
I am one of the anomalies of gen Z that would not survive without books. I indulge in investigative, ground-breaking research, such as those regarding surveillance capitalism, tax havens, wealth gap, intercultural exchanges, or corruption. My idols include Souad Mehkennet and Shoshana Zuboff. If you noticed a gender bias here, you are right.
Apart from a generalist perspective on the essential progressing issues, my devotion to books helped me achieve a high level of literary flexibility. I am able to create content in a wide range of genres and forms, going beyond news reports, feature articles, and analyses into case studies, online courses, guides, stories, poetry, and theatre plays.
I stay quiet and let the stories speak
Zooming into the microcosm of (pseudo-)globalisation
I believe in the power of personal stories, which is why interviewing is one of my favourite research methods. I conducted interviews with people from various ethnicities and minorities, ages, and career steps, giving every person my undivided attention and the comfort of informed consent. This experience, alongside my fluency in English, Polish, and French, provided me with an intimate understanding of international audiences. As a result, I can take a deep dive into cultures outside my own and deliver a clear, culturally sensitive message.
I'm just as human in private as in professional life. I am an inline skater with a passion for backpacking and slow travel. I love good literature, mostly non-fiction, and green tea. I hope I will still be on time to see the rainforests and the Great Barrier Reef.