Maria Skóra is the Centre Manager at the Centre for Sustainability. Previously, she was in charge of the International Dialogue programme at a political think tank Das Progressive Zentrum and worked for the HUMBOLDT-VIADRINA Governance Platform as Programme Director of the European Growth Initiative. Prior to arriving in Germany, she lived in Warsaw, dividing her professional career between academia as a lecturer and the Polish Ministry of Labour and Social Policy. She also served as an expert for the All-Poland Alliance of Trade Unions and the United Nations Development Programme. She holds a Master’s degree in Sociology and a PhD in Economics.