A graduate in political science from the Jagiellonian University in Krakow and the Faculty of International and Political Studies, Izabela has chaired the Kosciuszko Institute since 2010. She has also acted as Chairperson of the Organising Committee of the European and Polish Cybersecurity Forum – CYBERSEC since 2014. In 2016, she was appointed Chair of the Council for Digitization in its second term. Izabela is also an Associate Editor of the European Cybersecurity Journal and a co-author of reports, publications, and analyses focusing on issues related to EU policies and international relations. Her research interests cover the EU institutional system and energy policy, strategic challenges related to digital transformation and the construction of a cybersecurity system, including public-private cooperation, the educational system, and innovation. Since January 2017, she has been a member of the Supervisory Board of Asseco Poland S.A. Izabela has completed a post-graduate programme in public relations and a course for members of supervisory and management boards certified by the Ministry of Treasury as well as professional training programmes ‘Decision-Making and Legislative Procedures in the EU’ and ‘The Treaty of Lisbon’ in the European Parliament. She is an alumna of the prestigious U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) in NGO Management. In 2017 she was listed among the 100 Eastern Europe’s emerging technology stars announced by Financial Times & New Europe 100. In 2018 she joined the group of Honorary Ambassadors of Polish Congresses, which gathers outstanding personalities representing the scientific and business community, organizing congresses of international significance.