Agata Juszkiewicz is a student of New Media Art at the Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology in Warsaw, Poland. Her interests range from art to science. She is passionate about graphic design, photography, architecture but also new technologies and its approach to design. Her project of Interactive Chairs has been presented at the international conference dedicated to a Human-Computer Interaction. Agata’s experiene includes identity and information system design for international cultural events. She has tried her hand at various fields. Starting with the internship at the interior design studioin Warsaw, Poland then working in a post-production studio in Hong Kong, China and joining a Service Design team in the Innovation Lab of Alior Bank in Warsaw, Poland afterwards. Agata with a couple of friends have founded Zwrotnica Foundation which aim is to promote young, independent artists. She is an optimistic and open-minded personality who is curious about the world and other cultures. Agata is fascinated by China and keen on learning chinese language.
My name is Ana Maria Costa Benito and I am from Alicante in the south-east of Spain. I studied my first degree in Spain and my major was English Studies. I am now a postgraduate student studying a Master’s in TESOL at the University of the West of Scotland. My main area of interest is in the policy differences between Spain and Scotland in the teaching of second languages in mainstream schools. I also teach English to refugees living in Scotland. This experience is why I was interested in being involved in The Alien Project in order to discover more about the main issues. My hobbies include playing guitar, reading and learning languages.
Anna Iwańczuk (WSE)
Anna is a second-year student at the Warsaw School of Economics, currently pursuing her BA in Global Business, Finance and Governance. Initially wanting to become a doctor, she majored in biology and chemistry in Batory High School in Warsaw, Poland, but after a year spent working as a business translator, she decided to follow the economic path in her further education. Since her first year at WSE, she has been an active member of the Foreign Affairs Club, organising events such as Action Diplomacy, which gives high school and university students an opportunity to visit embassies and meet the ambassadors from all of the countries around the world, or Young Visegrad, which was dedicated to the activity of the Visegrad Group. Currently she is preparing to organise the third edition of the Human Rights Week and the third edition of the Warsaw MUN conference POLMUN.
Basia Krajewska (PJAIT)
Basia Krajewska is a graduate of New Media Art at the Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology in Warsaw, Poland. Her main interests are typography, web design, poster design, because working in those areas allows you to combine manual work and technology. She is eager to broaden her knowledge in those fields, but she always uses every opportunity to try and work on something new. Beside her main studying sector she is interested in advertising and psychology. It the future she would like to work in an advertising agency.
Cezary Jaroni (WSE)
Cezary Jaroni is a second-year student of International Economics at the Warsaw School of Economics and a first-year student at the University of Warsaw majoring Political Science. Initially he worked as an assistant to the Member of Parliament. In a young age he launched the start-up. He is interested in many issues related to business and politics, mainly European politics. He is the member of Foreign Affairs Student Club in Warsaw. He is also the member of Cems Club Warsaw, Student Business Club and The Student Club of the Research on the Competitiveness.
Claire Caunce (UWS)
Hi, I’m Claire. I’m originally from Manchester, England but have lived in Glasgow for the past five years. I previously studied a BA(Hons) Archaeology at The University of Manchester, and worked as an Archaeologist before moving into a teaching career. I’m now studying for a Master of Education degree specialising in TESOL at The University of the West of Scotland. I’m particularly interested in the education of refugees and asylum seekers in Scotland, and the training given to teachers and tutors of ESOL in a community setting. I have worked as an English teacher in the UK and China, and currently teach English online. I play the flute and mandolin, and am studying Chinese, Korean, and Japanese.
Dionisis Siamagkas (TECHNOPOLIS City of Athens)
He is a senior student in the Graphic Design department in the T.E.I. of Athens. He is a very sociable and smile person with a good sense of humor and he really enjoys team working. As for his studying sector, he likes brand and package design, editorial and social design. He never looses opportunities in participating in workshops and exhibitions concerning design. He is a team player and he loves experimenting on new projects and techniques. In his free time, he gets into technology and practices on various design softwares and tools.
Eleni Anysia Moustaka (TECHNOPOLIS City of Athens)
Eleni Anysia Moustaka is an undergraduate student at Technological Educational Institute of Athens. During the years of study, she has participated in exhibitions and workshops according to design and Visual Communication. Some of her favorite fields of design are Branding Identity, Editorial Design and Illustration. Regarding her interests, she paints and she creates comics experimenting with different techniques and paper textures, combining her excitement for poetry and painting. She lives in Athens.
Kacper Radzik (WSE)
Kacper Radzik is a third-year student at the Warsaw School of Economics majoring Global Business, Finance and Governance. He is interested in many subjects related to economy, politics and business. His main researches focus on innovations in business as well as digitalization of economy and its impact on efficiency and the usage of goods. In his thesis he analyzes the sharing economy – the new model of distributing and using goods. Initially he wanted to fulfill his career in investment banking but he dreams of doing something more important for the wellbeing of society and the economy. In a young age he launched the start-up. He is the member of foreign affairs student club in Warsaw where he is practicing diplomacy. He is also the member of Investor Club, Business Club and The Student Club of The Research on the Competitiveness. In 2014 he served as a councilor in the Council of Warsaw School of Economics. In high school he worked with Amnesty International.
My name is Katriona Armstrong and I’m from Glasgow in Scotland. I studied French and German at the University of Aberdeen and graduated in 2013. I’m now a postgraduate student studying a Master’s in TESOL at the University of the West of Scotland. My main interest is teachers’ perspectives of EAL (English as an additional language) in the Scottish school system. I have previously taught English to children and young adults in France, England, and Austria and hope to continue doing so after com-
pleting my masters. In my spare time I collect hardback first edition books and enjoy traveling to various cities in Europe.
Laura Koivune (AALTO)
Magdalena Golba (WSE)
Magdalena Golba is a student of 2nd year of International Economic Relations at Warsaw School of Economics. Member of Foreign Affairs Students’ Club for one year in which she is a Project Vice-manager of 6th edition of Action Diplomacy - a unique project providing insight into the world of diplomacy by organizing meetings with the chiefs of diplomatic missions located in Warsaw. Involved in many national projects arranged by EU, The Center of Civics Education and Students for Republic in Poland. Volunteer of many charity campaigns supporting human rights and people with disabilities. She organizes many conferences about politics, modern history and foreign affairs. In 2013 she was awarded a Scholarship of the Prime Minister for the best high-school students in Poland for outstanding school performance and achievements. Her main research interests are diplomatic protocol, behavioral economics, crowd psychology and marketing law in EU countries.
Marta Myszewska (PJAIT)
She is a graduate of New Media path at Polish-Japanese Academy Information Technology in Warsaw.Her area of interests are illustrations, ceramic, generative design and web design. She is an individual with an openmind person, curious about the world. She tries to combine all her passion, which is art with another hobby – is Taekwon-Do ITF. She is a teamplayer, equipped with a set of leadership skills and experience in event management. Marta would like to be a web designer and in the future she wants to have her own graphic studio.
Michał Domagała (WSE)
Student of 2nd year of International Economic Relations at Warsaw School of Economics. Vice President of Foreign Affairs Students’ Club and Project Manager of 6th edition of Action Diplomacy - a unique project providing insight into the world of diplomacy by organizing meetings with the chiefs of diplomatic missions located in Warsaw. Involved in many international projects arranged by EU, The Center of Civics Education and Amnesty International. Volunteer of many charity campaigns (Caritas Poland and World Youth Day 2016 volunteer) . He organizes charity actions for polish hospices and many conference about politics, foreign affairs and intercultural and religious dialogue - especially conferences on ecumenism.
Michał Przełomski (WSE)
Patricia Pater (WSE)
Master’s student at SGH Warsaw School of Economics pursuing a degree in Finance & Accounting
· President of SGH Foreign Affairs Club (2015-2017)
· Interests: civil society, foreign policy, migration, innovation, management
For years in her work and extracurricular activities, she has been heavily focusing on the practical involvement in civil society, politics and international relations. In all her projects, she focuses not only on Poland, but also on the region, since it is crucial to strengthen the economic and political ties between the North and South. In 2016, she either organised or contributed to many events concerning e.g. sustainability or the Visegrad Group.
Samar Zureik (AALTO)
Hello! I am Samar a Jordanian illustrator, graphic designer or a collector of random trinkets, or perhaps all three. I am currently living in Finland and doing an MA in Visual Communication Design. I had previous experience in advertising and also worked in branding and graphic design while also freelancing as an illustrator on the side. I enjoy experimenting between Eastern and Western design culture. I find Arabic calligraphy fascinating, children’s books magical and 90s patterns cool.
(TECHNOPOLIS City of Athens)
Hi! I’m an undergraduate student at Technological Educational Institute of Athens, Greece in the Graphic Design department. As a student, i have changed my mind a lot of times and I don’t know which path I’ll take in visual arts. I am very passionate about almost everything! I love books and editorial design as much as I love photography, especially the analog mode. In the near future I would like to be a cultural explorer, so I could have the opportunity to encapsulate unusual beauty in my photographs. I am getting inspired by the world of the visual arts in all their forms. Things as handmade paper and silkscreen fascinates me. I have taken place in a lot of workshops in the past, such as “Image and Sound” workshop by Makino Takashi at In Mute festival in Athens, Block Printing, Zine Making and Digital Storytelling. As a person, I am very optimistic, active and open-minded. I think teamwork is very effective and reasonable, that ‘s why I love to collaborate with other persons.