Zala Tomašič comes from Škofja Loka, Slovenia and she joined the Martens Centre in September 2018. Previously, she interned at the Office of Senator Grassley (R-IA) in the U.S. Senate in Washington D.C. She also worked at Slovenska Demokratska Stranka (SDS), an EPP member party, in Ljubljana.
Zala obtained her BA degree in Political Science and Economics from Grinnell College in Iowa, US. She speaks fluent Slovene and English, intermediate Russian, some Croatian and Serbian and she is learning French. Zala’s professional interest include topics related to security and defence, populism, international trade, American politics and transatlantic relations.