Marie gained her Masters’ degree at Masaryk University in Brno focusing on finance. She has worked and lived across the globe in various jobs, industries, and languages. She spent a couple of years managing a small NGO in various countries of former Yugoslavia and fell in love with the region. Her experience ranges from working for an NGO to a governmental agency responsible for foreign direct investment support, industrial developer, and international corporations. At AAU she is responsible for custom program management particularly for setting up program itineraries/ budgets, contracts, and execution of the programs.