We continue the project under the common title: “Profession“.
“Profession” is a series of interviews with members of the Alumni Association, whose professional life is related to a profession that cannot be pigeonholed into an 8-hour office day, requires a lot of commitment and own initiative, and is associated with far-reaching self-discipline. We will try to bring the listeners closer to the backstage of these professions, talk about their positive and negative aspects, show the changeability of the profession over the years, related to, for example, the development of modern technologies.
Profession – Teacher
Anna Krzemińska-Kaczyńska is the President of the Management Board and the founder of the WorldLINK Foundation Poland; Deputy Headmistress at Open Future International School in Krakow; International Baccalaureate Teacher (IB World School 006265); Ambassador of the English Teaching Program in Poland; graduate of the prestigious mentoring program Vital Voices Chapter of Poland and the annual diplomatic program for young world leaders of the Academy of Young Diplomats (EAD); awarded for her professional achievements with the European Mark of Innovation in the Field of Foreign Language Teaching (ELL), awarded the Medal of the National Education Commission; this year’s winner of the Global Teacher Award; a travel lover and a fan of global education. Anna was a participant in the TEA program (2010) and is a member of the Alumni Association.
Profession – Diplomat
Ewa Suwara is a member of the Polish Foreign Service and a professional diplomat. Since 2021, delegated on behalf of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland to the EU Common Foreign and Security Policy Mission in Georgia, where she heads of the office. She holds a PhD in law from the Polish Academy of Sciences and a master degree in law and sociology from the Nicolaus Copernicus University. She studied at the College of Europe in Bruges and the Diplomatic Academy at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. She is a graduate of executive education at the JFK School of Government, Harvard University. She received numerous national (Polish government, NCN) and foreign (Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs) scholarships. During her employment at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, she was acting as Poland’s representative in the EU Political and Security Committee and held the position of spokeswoman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland. Parallel to her service in Polish diplomacy, she develops her scientific career, preparing her habilitation in legal sciences and lecturing at the university. She is the author of books and articles in scientific journals. In addition to experience in administration and academia, she has worked for the UN in Africa and the EU in Asia. She represented Poland in developed, developing and conflict-affected countries, including, among others, Afghanistan. She has extensive experience of working in an international and intercultural environment, in expert and managerial positions. At the end of 2022, she won a competition conducted by the United Nations and joined the group of 300 extraordinary women from around the world who make up the UN Senior Women Talent Pipeline. Since 2023, she has been participating as a mentor in the TopMinds mentoring program of the Polish-American Fulbright Commission and the Top 500 Innovators Association. She is fluent in English, French and Italian, with basic knowledge of Spanish and Russian. Ewa was a Fulbright scholarship holder in 2018/2019 and is a member of the Alumni Association.
Profession – Theater Director
Zbigniew Brzoza is the general and artistic director of Stefan Jaracz Theater in Olsztyn. He was born in 1957. Theater and television director, counted among the most talented artists of the younger generation. He graduated from law studies at the University of Warsaw and made post-graduate studies at the Directing Department of the National Film School (PWST) in Warsaw. In the 1980s he directed and acted in the Nieprasować theater he founded. Officially, Zbigniew Brzoza made his debut with Tom Stoppard’s Travesty at the Studio Theater in Łódź (1991). In this theater, he directed many excellent performances in the years 1991-97. In 1997, Brzoza took the position of artistic director of the Studio Theater in Warsaw, and deputy artistic director (1998–2007). In 2008–2009 he moved to Łódź, where he became the deputy artistic director of Teatr Nowy. In 2012-2016, Zbigniew Brzoza was the artistic director of the Four Cultures Festival in Łódź. Since 2018, he has been living in Olsztyn, where he is the general and artistic director of Stefan Jaracz Theater. So far, he has created over forty performances that have been presented at numerous reviews in Poland and around the world, including Germany, Sweden, Russia, Italy, France, Brazil, Lithuania and Hungary. He is the winner of numerous awards, including the Golden Mask, which he was honored three times (1993, 1996, 2012). Assistant professor, with the degree of habilitated doctor at the Film, Television and Theater School in Łódź. Currently, he teaches at the directing department, previously also at the acting department. He was a scholarship holder of POL-KUL (1986), Reuters (1995) and the US State Department (2002). He is a member of the Alumni Association.