Mag. Barbara Gasser is a Director of the Board of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and a voter of the Golden Globe Awards. Previously the multiple award winning journalist was a Director of the Board of the Los Angeles Press Club for four years. In her capacity as a FIPRESCI- and Austrian Critics Guild member she has served as a jury member at international film festivals. Ms. Gasser holds a master`s degree from the University of Vienna, Austria, where she studied Media Science, Communications and Political Science. Before embarking on a career as international journalist she was an employee of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs for eight years. Along with her journalistic profession Mag. Gasser teaches as a guest lecturer at the University of Applied Science Joanneum in Graz.