Paula Gierak is a graduate in Humanitarian Aid at University of Warsaw and International Security at European Academy of Diplomacy. She has experience in complex emergencies like Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, Yemen, Dijibouti, Colombia, Venezuela, Peru, where she has worked on various positions – Emergency Coordinator, Programme Coordinator and Field Coordinator. She has coordinated and managed numerous projects in different sectors like WASH, Livelihoods, Education or Health. She has established and managed partnerships with local NGOs with focus on capacity building. Currently, as a part of IMPACT’s regional response to crisis in Ukraine, oversees field-based assessment and research projects in Poland and Slovakia that provide independent information and analysis on humanitarian needs, trends and response, enabling evidence-based decision-making for humanitarian planning, programming and implementation.