Edit was born in Budapest where she still lives with her family today. Her professional qualifications are in the areas of social, cultural, and rural development, as well as community and civil studies, and she thinks that this diversity well reflects her desire to develop a complex understanding of things in life. The focus of her professional work are working with change and promoting conditions for renewal. She worked for fifteen years as a community development professional at the National Methodological Centre of the Hungarian Institute for Culture, promoting civil society and interdisciplinary cooperation primarily in small communities. She has been a member of the Hungarian Association for Community Development since 1998, and its president since 2011, and in that context has taken part in the in the development and implementation of a range of nationwide programmes supporting community initiatives. She teaches an MA course in Community and Civic Studies at the Department of Social Sciences at the ELTE University of Budapest. She is a founding board member of the Ferencváros Community Foundation and she is convinced that we need to establish more and more of these local support organizations.