A 1988 graduate of English philology at the University of Silesia in Katowice. She started teaching English at the University of Economics in Katowice before moving on to the School of Banking and Finance. In 2011, she began to realise her dream of working with artists at the Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice. She has completed post-diploma studies in banking and business English and several courses for business English teachers. She co-authored the International Business, Basic Issues textbook, in which she focused on cultural differences, having acquired relevant practical knowledge while working in Britain and studying in France and during her many travels and professional courses (including in Šumava and in Moscow). She proved her love of travel by obtaining a tourist guide licence. An incorrigible optimist and art lover, although not an artist herself.