Pavla Novotná graduated from the Faculty of Law and the Faculty of Philosophy at the Charles University in Prague. Currently, she is a Director of the Department for Asylum and Migration Policy at the Ministry of the Interior of the Czech Republic since 2017. Before, she held various positions at the departments of Ministry of the Interior. She was Deputy of the Director of the Department of the International Cooperation and the European Union in years 2016 and 2017. She was a Director of the Strategy and Analysis Department (2009-2017) and a Director of the Department of Foreign Relations and Country of Origin Information Office (2006-2007), where she previously served as an Assistant (2005-2006).