Mailis Reps currently is the Minister of Education and Research of the Republic of Estonia. Previously she served a few times as a member of the Estonian Parliament (Riigikogu) and was the Vice-Chairman of the Estonian Centre Party faction. In 2013, Mailis Reps was elected to Tallinn City Council (also in 2009 and 2005) and was a member of Tartu City Council as well. She was also involved in academic field working at various positions at Riga Graduate School of Law, Informatics Centre of Kalamazoo College, International Groups of Cambridge University, Trinity College, and Studio English College.
Mailis Reps graduated from Tallinn Co-education Gymnasium (former Tallinn Secondary School No. 20) in 1992. She has also graduated from Tallinn Bachelor’s Private School in 1993 (gymnasium), Kalamazoo College (Michigan, USA) in 1997, Social Sciences; Nord University (Akadeemia Nord), Law (Bachelor’s degree, cum laude) in 1998; Central European University (Budapest), Master’s degree in Law, 1999 (cum laude); Maastricht University, Master’s degree in European Public Relations, 2000 (cum laude).
Mailis Reps is currently obtaining a PhD in European Law from Uppsala University.