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Dorota’s experiences with horses and human psychology began in early childhood.  Her mother, a psychologist, opened the doors to the mysteries of human nature, by subjecting her to a variety of psychometric tests and reading to her from psychology books and articles.  Dorota’s paternal grandfather, a Polish cavalryman who fought in WWII, introduced her to horses.  She traversed the countryside on the backs of his loyal drafts, and improved her riding skills on off-the-racetrack Arabians.  Her formal education consists of a Master degree in management of social protection and well-being programs (Madrid, Spain), and a doctorate in neuroscience (Toronto, Canada).  Dorota travelled widely as she worked for a decade for development organizations, designing and managing international health projects and researching wide-ranging health policy issues in Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as globally.  During this time she continued to ride, competing in endurance and dressage in Canada, USA, and Brazil.  Following family move to Vienna, Austria, and the birth of her third child, she became a certified EFHD facilitator in 2015 and certified in facilitation of group activities in 2016.  Presently, in addition to raising her three children, her focus is on identifying resources for her EFHD clients, professional women of Vienna, and on training her Akhal-Teke mare.