Lucia is a qualified architect. In 1996 she co-founded the Children of Slovakia Foundation and was its Executive Director from 2002-2011. Under her leadership the Foundation became the largest and best known independent foundation helping children and young people in Slovakia. From its establishment until 2012 the Foundation distributed grants and scholarships amounting to €5,679,245. Lucia is a co-initiator of the Children’s Hour project – the most famous fundraising campaign for children in Slovakia. She also took part in the introduction of a system of Next Level methodology project management, for which the Foundation won an award. Lucia currently heads the private Help Each Other Foundation which helps children and families with cerebral palsy. She also works for the Slovak Fundraising Centre and is a municipal politician in the Slovak capital city. As part of her political mandate she has begun the Bratislava 2030 project, setting out a future vision for the capital.