Nisida Gjoksi’s joint the institute in July 2020. Currently she also works for European Commission as a Policy officer for public administration and public finance management reforms in Albania and Bosnia and Herzegovina in the Directorate General for Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations. Nisida was a Fellow in Public Policy and Public administration at the London School of Economics and Political Science during 2016-2017, teaching on public policy and approaches to public administration. She holds a MRes degree in Economics from Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration and she finished her PhD in May 2018 in social and political science at the European University Institute. Her thesis analysed why politicians restrain political appointments and implement civil service reforms differently over time and across countries, by particularly focusing on South Eastern Europe. During her PhD, Nisida was a Visiting Fulbright Schuman Fellow at Columbia University and taught various bachelor’s and Master level courses on on European studies and public policy, enlargement and South Eastern European history and politics, public policy and public administration in various universities such as University of Maastricht, University of Florence, University of Canterbury, University of Leuven.