Izabela Lazova is 26 years old, from Plovdiv. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations from the University of National and World Economy (UNWE) in Sofia and a Master’s Degree in Public Communications in Security and Defence from the Rakovski National Defence College. Izabela has worked as an International Relations and Public Communications Expert in the structures of the Ministry of Defence. She also has considerable experience in the non-governmental sector, including as a Vice-President of the International Relations Research Student Association (IRRSA) with the UNWE. She is interested in topics such as international security, crises and conflicts management, and has published in the International Relations Magazine.