Psychology & Sociology Teacher, Akademeia High School
Dominika received her IB diploma focused on Psychology, Biology, and Theatre Studies from the United World College of India. She then completed her undergraduate degree at Brown University in the United States, where she was awarded honours in Sociology for her thesis looking at young women’s attitudes towards contraception and sexual education in Poland. Dominika continued her graduate education at the Gilling School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina (UNC), earning a Master of Science degree in Health Policy and Management. Due to her continuing research interest in women’s health and family planning, Dominika completed a UNC-FHI360 Research Fellowship before returning to Poland to share her passions with Akademeia students. At AHS, she teaches sociology, psychology and co-leads health and prevention workshops.
Sociology and Critical Thinking Teacher, Akademeia High School
Monika Koblak is an experienced English and Theory of Knowledge teacher. Apart from teaching, she cooperates with non-governmental organisations concerned with science and education and has organised numerous interdisciplinary worskshops for university and secondary school teachers and students devoted to citizen science, scientific method, open science and education, free and open licences, rules of editing Wikipedia articles and dismantling fake news.
Economics Teacher, Akademeia High School
Jan loves to share his passion for Economics. His academic interests are Energy Economics and comparative efficiency studies. During his time at Uni, Jan had the opportunity to gain unique professional experience in IT, Banking, Public Affairs and Marketing. Cinema and theatre enthusiast. Science-fiction literature geek. Jan enjoys doing sports, especially running, swimming and martial arts.
Politics Teacher, Akademeia High School
Kinga Stańczuk is a politics teacher and intellectual historian. She completed her studies at the University of London, graduating with a BA in French Studies (QMUL) and an MA in Intellectual History and Political Thought (UCL). She also completed a year at the Sorbonne IV University in Paris and a scholarship at Kings College, Cambridge, where she worked on her dissertation on the philosophy of education. She worked as a trade-union and political campaigner in both the UK and Poland, cooperating with a number of NGOs and non-profit organisations.
Dr Alfredo Barillari
History Teacher, Akademeia High School
Alfredo graduated in International Relations from University of Naples “L’Orientale”, where he also has achieved a master degree in European Studies. In 2017, he obtained a PhD title in Gender and Women’s History at the same university, carrying out researches in Florence and Rome. The topic of his PhD thesis was “Patterns of Masculinity in a changing Society: Idols of Italian Cinema in 1955 – 1963”. During four years of doctoral studies, Alfredo chaired seminars and presented the results of his work at international conferences in France (University of Rouen) and Spain (University of Madrid, UAM). He was also a member of the organizing committee of the “Gender & Crisis in History” international conference (Procida, 2015). For years he has been socially involved, starting when he was still a student and continuing to this day – Alfredo is one of the founders of the social movement “LiberaMente”, active in his city (Serra San Bruno). He lived, among others, in Finland, Mexico, Hungary (in Budapest he studied as Erasmus student) and from January 2018 lives in Warsaw. The possibility of passing knowledge is a privilege and true passion for him.
Forbes Poland ’25 under 25’ Winner of the Social Impact category. Humanitarian crisis specialist with fieldwork experience in ten refugee and IDP camps in Europe and the Middle East.
Aleksandra began her work in the sector by serving as a rescue diver securing refugee boats on the Mediterranean Sea and running a shelter for women and children in a refugee camp on Lesvos, Greece. Within the UN, she worked for UNDP Istanbul International Centre for Private Sector in Development, and for UNDP-UNHCR Joint Secretariat forming the Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan (3RP) responding to the Syria Crisis. She has recently returned from a mission in Iraq, where she supported running a camp for 70 thousand IDPs displaced due to ISIS activity, and completed a thesis: “The stigmatised: wives and children of ISIS in post-caliphate Iraq”.
Master of Public Policy (MPP) from the University of Oxford, and BSc in Politics and Philosophy from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). During high school, a scholar of UWC Poland to the United World College of the Adriatic.
An experienced political consultant specialising in grassroots campaigning and movement building.
During his work, he consulted multiple international brands, social organisations and activists on channelling the citizen and consumer engagement into a political and social impact. His experience includes working for European Academy of Diplomacy, Allen & Overy and CEC Government Relations.
Actively engaged in debating community in Poland – he represented the University of Warsaw at World Universities Debating Championships in Kuala Lumpur in 2015, served as the first equity officer within Polish Debating Foundation and led workshops at College of Europe, International Debate Education Association, Demagog Foundation and numerous local groups.