Andraž Kastelic was born in Ljubljana, Slovenia. He studied Policy Analysis and Public Management at the University of Ljubljana and completed a Masters of Diplomacy at the University of Nottingham, United Kingdom. Being highly active in both domestic and foreign student politics, he was, amongst other things, a foreign student minister in the Student Organisation of the University of Ljubljana, completed an internship at the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia in Washington D.C., USA, lead a number of NGOs and, for a number of years, practiced journalism. Andraž became involved in the European Democrat Students organisation in 2008. Two years later he was appointed the organisation’s Director, responsible for the Permanent Working Groups and Policy Implementation. A year later he was elected a Vice-Chairman of EDS, with responsibility for Publications and Policy Input. In 2012 he joined the Centre for European Studies and was appointed a European People’s Party Cyber Security Advisory Board member. Andraž is fluent in Slovenian, English, Croatian and speaks some German and Russian. In his spare time he enjoys ballet.