Dorota Stasiak joined IASS Potsdam in September 2017 as Scientific Project Leader in the transdisciplinary project "Co-Creation and Contemporary Policy Advice". Together with her team, she tries to explore the transformative potential of co-creation through research, design and experimenting. Dorota holds degrees in Political Science (MA and PhD) and Applied Linguistics (MA) from the University of Warsaw. She completed research semesters at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München as well as at the Freie Universität Berlin and the Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung as part of her DAAD scholarship. She is a certified project manager (PRINCE 2 Foundation & Practitioner, Scrum Master), as well as a trainer and facilitator (with a special focus on design thinking and innovation processes). Prior to joining IASS Potsdam, Dorota worked on several research projects (focusing mostly on advisory processes and institutions, policy-relevant expertise, and innovative policy-making approaches) and translated numerous social science books. She is committed to innovative education and (re)designing work-life-balance solutions.