Aneta Galek initially studied business administration at Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg with a focus on law. She graduated in 2006 with a diploma in economics from the University of Münster with a focus on corporate cooperation and international management. Following this, she organised international cultural projects at Dr. Gabriele Minz GmbH in Berlin. In 2007, she joined BITKOM, Germany's Federal Association for Information Technology, Telecommunications and New Media, where she worked on sustainable ICT technologies. Since 2011 Aneta Galek has held various positions at IASS. Currently, she is working as Programme Officer and Deputy Group Leader of the Fellow Programme.