Katarzyna Kubacka joined the GEM Report team in April 2016. Previously, she worked for nearly 5 years at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Education and Skills Directorate. While there, she was a policy analyst on the Education and Social Progress project, focusing on the development of cognitive and socio-emotional skills and individuals’ wellbeing; and on the Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS) - a survey of teachers and school leaders around the world. Prior to moving to Paris, she was based at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam as a researcher in the area of interpersonal processes. She is from Poland and holds a PhD and M.Sc. in Social Psychology from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (The Netherlands) and B.Sc. in Social and Cognitive Psychology and in Social Sciences from Jacobs University Bremen (Germany).