Réka Zsuzsánna Máthé PhD earned her PhD with highest honours in 2020 at the Doctoral School of Public Administration of the University of Public Administration. While a PhD student, she gained a scholarship allowing her to study at the Charles University in Prague. Concomitantly with her doctoral studies, she completed the master's degree at the College of Europe, Brugge, graduating with a degree in European Political Science and Public Administration.

Réka completed her higher education in Romanian, German, English and French. She studied communication and German language and literature, later she obtained an MA degree from Michigan State University and Babes-Bolyai University with a focus on management of public institutions.

As a young researcher, she won a national research competition in 2014, having as professional supervisor the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. As a doctoral candidate she won the scholarship of the New National Excellence Program. She presented at numerous international conferences and has published in several domestic and international journals. She gained her teaching experience at Corvinus University of Budapest (Management of Non-profit organisations) and the University of Public Service (Public Diplomacy of the USA, Globalisation and its effects, Research methodology).

Réka has worked as a researcher at the American Studies Research Institute and starting 2020 she continued her work at EUSTRAT. Her primary research area focuses on European economic policies, and political economy.