Martina Skok

Background

Deputy Head of Mission of the Slovenian Embassy

Martina Skok was born in Šempeter pri Gorici, Slovenia, in 1971. She attended high school in Nova Gorica and graduated at the Faculty of Social Science of the University in Ljubljana in 1995, where in 2002 she obtained a PhD in sociology. She started a civil servant career as an intern at the Center for Research of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia (1997-1998). In headquarters, she also served as Acting Head of the Public Relations and Media Service (2004-2005), First Secretary at the EU Division (2005-2007), coordinator and later Head of the Development Cooperation Policy Division (2011-2013) and Minister Counsellor at the Cultural Division (2018-2020). Abroad, she was posted as delegate to CODEV and ACP WP at the Permanent Mission of Slovenia to the EU (2007-2011) and political coordinator and delegate to the 1st and 4th UNGA Committees at the Permanent Mission of Slovenia to the UN in New York (2013-2018). While in New York, she specialized in transnational security at the NYU SPS Center for Global Affairs. Today, she serves at the Embassy of Slovenia in Rome as the DHoM. Martina Skok speaks Slovenian, English and Italian, has a good working knowledge of French, Croatian and spoken Serbian, and a basic knowledge of German. She is married and has a daughter.