Ivana focuses on the areas of critical thinking, argumentation, and communication. In the past, she gave lectures on Czech Foreign Policy at the Masaryk University in Brno, led human rights workshops within UNICEF and in cooperation with the Office of the Public Defender of Rights. In addition, she taught students, teachers, non-profit sector, corporate clients and public critical thinking and argumentation skills under the umbrella of the Slovak Debate Association. Since 2015 she has been actively involved in the creative process of methodological and training materials for various target groups. She has worked on national and international projects focused on critical thinking. Her teaching skills took her not only all-around Slovakia but also to multiple European countries.
She studied international relations and European studies at Masaryk University in Brno. She is namely interested in academic debate, in which she participates as a debater and as an accredited referee at Slovak and international tournaments.