Anna Pawlus has been associated with the optics and photonics community since 2016, starting her adventure as a lab manager and coordinator of a research group at the Institute of Physical Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences. She holds M.Sc. degree from the Wrocław University of Science and Technology and completed the International MBA programme at Porto Business School. She gained professional experience in the International Cooperation Office at the U.Porto, IBM Global Delivery Centre in Wroclaw, and Sociedade Portuguesa de Inovação, mainly in the areas of coordination and management of international projects.
In 2011, she participated in a project organized by the US non-profit organisation TechnoServe in Africa (Mozambique), working on social entrepreneurship.
Anna volunteers for campaigns supporting gender equality & promotion of multiculturalism. She is also a change advocate in improving communication channels for scientific institutions.