Pal is a Department Coordinator at the School of Public Policy. He earned a Primary School Teacher BA and an MA in Political Science (CEU). Prior to SPP he worked as a Research Coordinator at the Center for European Union Research (CEU) and a Primary School Teacher at Fodros Primary School in Budapest. He also worked as an Accounts Payable Analyst and as a Legal Assistant (Open Society Foundations). In 2017, Pal was granted the 'Open Society Public Health Community Youth Fellowship'.
Pal wrote his MA thesis in the topic of school segregation of Roma students in Hungary. He has a special interest in education policy - with a focus on educational inequalities.