Educated at University of Warsaw, Poland, Kasia Lewis studied biology and completed her masters degree in immunology. After graduating she joined the IT industry and concentrated on the career in sales and marketing. She worked for Unisys and Seagate and was involved in their Eastern European operations. After taking a career break to start a family Kasia was looking for a part time role and wanted to get back to science and biology. She joined OIBC in 2002 and focused on developing its Educational Programme. She was appointed the Director in May 2013.