I graduated from the Faculty of Political Science at Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin. In 2002 I completed also post-graduate studies at the University College of Enterprise and Administration in Lublin.
I started my professional career as an employee of an Open Pension Fund in 1999. From July 2002 to August 2005 I was a Deputy Director, and then, to May 2007 a Director of the Department of Strategy and Regional Development at the Marshal’s Office of the Lublin Voivodeship. I was mainly in charge of spatial planning on the territory of the Lublin Voivodeship, implementation and coordination of programmes aiming at reaching main objectives included in the Lublin Voivodeship Strategy for years 2005-2020, the Voivodeship Contract and the Integrated Regional Development Programme.
In years 2007-2010 I was an undersecretary at the Ministry of Regional Development. My main responsibilities embraced implementation of the Operational Programme Development of Eastern Poland (OP DEP), European Territorial Cooperation programmes, the European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument (ENPI), as well as coordination of regional programmes’ implementation.
Since June 2010 I have performed a duty of the chairman of the Polish People’s Party Management Board in the Lublin Voivodeship.
In 2010 I was designated as the Marshall of the Lublin Voivodeship. Since July 2014 I have served as a Member of the European Parliament sitting on the Committee on Regional Development and the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs.