Monika Šmeringaiová graduated at the Institute of Political Science, Faculty of Arts, Comenius University in Bratislava. During the bachelor and master studies she did the internship in the Office of the President of Slovak Republic, in the Institute of Economic and Social Studies, and in UNESCO Chairs for human rights education. In 2020 she worked as a research assistant in the project “Party Government in Europe Database“ at the Swedish University in Umea and since 2021 she collaborates on the project “Behavioural Interventions in Local Government” (APVV -18–0435). She also spent one semester at Leipzig University in Germany and participated in a doctoral course in Bergen University in Norway. Her bachelor and master thesis researched the position and influence of the socio-political actors in Slovak and Austrian society. Her master thesis was awarded with a Price of Chancellor of Comenius University. Under guidance of the professor Emilia Sičáková-Beblavá PhD. she writes her dissertation about social family policies with the focus on the factors of fertility rate and its temporal dynamics in the Visegrad countries. At the Institute of Public Policy, she teaches the course Technics of the academic writing and Comparative Public Policy.