Zsuzsanna Szelényi is a Hungarian member of parliament representing the party Együtt (Together), and a member of the party’s presidential board. Szelényi started her career as a founder of Fidesz, a youth party at the time of the Hungarian regime change in 1988, and became member of the first freely elected parliament. She left professional politics in 1994 but returned in 2013 at the request of former Prime Minister Gordon Bajnai, who formed a new party to challenge Viktor Orban. Szelényi has extensive experience in the international arena. For 14 years she served at the Council of Europe, and between 2010 and 2013 she worked as a human development consultant for international organisations in Central European and North African countries. Szelényi holds an MA in psychology from the University of Eotvos Lorand (Hungary) and an MA in international relations from the Corvinus University (Hungary), and completed studies at the Global Masters of Arts Program in International Politics and Economics (Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Boston, USA). She holds various decision-making functions in several nongovernmental organisations.