Sara Hurtekant is Belgian and joined the College of Europe Development Office in July 2017. Prior to this, she worked for the College of Europe International Relations and Diplomacy department as an academic assistant. She holds a Master’s in European Interdisciplinary Studies from the College of Europe in Natolin, a Master’s in International Relations from the University of Ghent and a bachelor’s in Political Science from the same university. Her fields of expertise are macro-economic governance, external and diplomatic representation of the EU, negotiation and public speaking skills. She speaks English, French and Dutch and has some knowledge of German.