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 I was born in 1993 in  Split, Croatia . And as this picture shows, I was just a few days old when I first pondered big questions like, "What is the meaning of life?" Fast-forward 25 years and I am still looking for answers. 👶🏻

My Story

MY LIFE: THE LONG STORY, SHORT

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 I was born in 1993 in  Split, Croatia . And as this picture shows, I was just a few days old when I first pondered big questions like, "What is the meaning of life?" Fast-forward 25 years and I am still looking for answers. 👶🏻

I was born in 1993 in Split, Croatia. And as this picture shows, I was just a few days old when I first pondered big questions like, "What is the meaning of life?" Fast-forward 25 years and I am still looking for answers. 👶🏻

 The dapper gent in the tux is me on my very first birthday. I guess you could say my “modeling career” took off pretty early on. I’m not exactly sure how they got me into that tux, but clearly I wasn't bothered. 🎩

The dapper gent in the tux is me on my very first birthday. I guess you could say my “modeling career” took off pretty early on. I’m not exactly sure how they got me into that tux, but clearly I wasn't bothered. 🎩

 Almost a month after my modeling debut, I got a baby brother, Mate. Best birthday present or what? Two years later, our sister Rina joined the gang. We grew up in  Posusje , a small town in Bosnia-Herzegovina. 🙈🙉🙊

Almost a month after my modeling debut, I got a baby brother, Mate. Best birthday present or what? Two years later, our sister Rina joined the gang. We grew up in Posusje, a small town in Bosnia-Herzegovina. 🙈🙉🙊

 One of my favorite memories from high school is starting the Apollo Association with a group of friends. Our mission was to raise awareness about important social issues through the arts, as well as to provide opportunities for young people to take action. Apollo ceased to exist when all of us moved away, but it set the stage for other local youth organizations to be formed. 🎭

One of my favorite memories from high school is starting the Apollo Association with a group of friends. Our mission was to raise awareness about important social issues through the arts, as well as to provide opportunities for young people to take action. Apollo ceased to exist when all of us moved away, but it set the stage for other local youth organizations to be formed. 🎭

 In 2009, I moved away from home to attend the  United World College   in Mostar (UWCiM)  thanks to a generous merit-based scholarship. Picture this: you're 16 and you're living and learning with peers from over 40 countries in a ridiculously beautiful medieval city in the south of Bosnia-Herzegovina. I mean, it doesn't get much better than that. 😍

In 2009, I moved away from home to attend the United World College in Mostar (UWCiM) thanks to a generous merit-based scholarship. Picture this: you're 16 and you're living and learning with peers from over 40 countries in a ridiculously beautiful medieval city in the south of Bosnia-Herzegovina. I mean, it doesn't get much better than that. 😍

 UWCiM led to another scholarship, this time to study at  Hood College , a small, liberal arts school in Frederick, Maryland. After 4 amazing years, I graduated with a degree in Political Science and French. In this photo, I'm chatting with the Bosnian-Herzegovinian Ambassador to the U.S. (left) and Hood's president (right) on my graduation day. 🎓

UWCiM led to another scholarship, this time to study at Hood College, a small, liberal arts school in Frederick, Maryland. After 4 amazing years, I graduated with a degree in Political Science and French. In this photo, I'm chatting with the Bosnian-Herzegovinian Ambassador to the U.S. (left) and Hood's president (right) on my graduation day. 🎓

   
  
   
  
    
  
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  While I was finishing up college, I started working for  United Way , a really great nonprofit that fights for everyone’s right to education, health care, and financial stability (there’s more about this in my  résumé ). My main duties comprised of fundraising and marketing communications, but I also had the opportunity to work on building relationships with stakeholders across all sectors. This photo was taken in front of the U.S. Capitol after briefings with senators and representatives about important tax issues. 🇺🇸

While I was finishing up college, I started working for United Way, a really great nonprofit that fights for everyone’s right to education, health care, and financial stability (there’s more about this in my résumé). My main duties comprised of fundraising and marketing communications, but I also had the opportunity to work on building relationships with stakeholders across all sectors. This photo was taken in front of the U.S. Capitol after briefings with senators and representatives about important tax issues. 🇺🇸

 In Spring 2017, I moved to what is arguably one of the most beautiful countries in the world — Norway. For about eight months, I've lived in the medieval city of Bergen, located on the west coast of the country. Nestled between seven mountains, the city is famous for its (extremely) high levels of rainfall; in fact, it's one of the rainiest cities in the world. But as the locals would say, "There's no bad weather, only bad shoes." So don't forget to bring your rain boots! ☔️

In Spring 2017, I moved to what is arguably one of the most beautiful countries in the world — Norway. For about eight months, I've lived in the medieval city of Bergen, located on the west coast of the country. Nestled between seven mountains, the city is famous for its (extremely) high levels of rainfall; in fact, it's one of the rainiest cities in the world. But as the locals would say, "There's no bad weather, only bad shoes." So don't forget to bring your rain boots! ☔️

 As of March 2018, I am based in the capital of Germany — Berlin. I will be sharing more details about my move soon. 🇩🇪

As of March 2018, I am based in the capital of Germany — Berlin. I will be sharing more details about my move soon. 🇩🇪