Eva Zemandl received her B.A. in International Studies/Economics at Seattle University and her M.A. in European Public Policy at the University of Kent’s Brussels School of International Studies. In 2017, she received her PhD in Political Science at CEU, defending her thesis analyzing the behavior of political appointees and their influence on organizational change in independent organizations. She is currently a lecturer in qualitative methods at CEU’s political science department and on a post-doc research assignment at CEU’s Center for European Union Research, working on the European Commission supported H2020 project ETHOS—a theory of European justice. Her past research focused on European soft governance and social policies, including in Central and Eastern Europe. Her previous experience includes working in the NGO sectors in both Seattle and Brussels in international trade and business, social and employment policy, and new towns/pilot cities.