Lilla Jakobs joined CEU in 1998 as the coordinator of the Department of Gender Studies and joined the management staff of the Center for Policy Studies in 2004. As of September 2020 she is Senior Program Manager of CEU's Democracy Institute. She is head of the management and administrative team at the DI, responsible for overseeing the general operations, HR & finance matters, launching and implementing new activities, research projects, various mobility schemes, fellowships, and outreach activities. Lilla collaborates with academic staff on designing new projects and proposals, and participates in online and offline publication production and dissemination activities. Lilla also volunteers for OLIve, CEU's program for the education of refugees and asylum seekers.