I.C. (Isabelle) Donatz-Fest

PhD Candidate
Public Governance and Management

Before starting as a PhD at the Utrecht School of Governance, Isabelle worked as a policy researcher/adviser at the court of audit of the Dutch provinces North-Brabant and Limburg. She obtained a joint Master’s degree in Euroculture from the Georg-August University Göttingen and Jagiellonian University Kraków (2016-2018, cum laude). During this time, she received an Erasmus grant to spend a research semester at Osaka University, and her Master thesis was nominated for the ALBA award for best thesis of the Euroculture programme. Isabelle obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Dutch Language and Culture (2011-2015) from Utrecht University.

In 2022, Isabelle was a visiting scholar at the Center for Technology in Government, University at Albany, United States.