I was born, in Serbia, ex Yugoslavia in '81. An authentic geek kid, learned to read when I was 4 years old, which somehow marked my path that was going always towards letters and books. During my childhood my best friends were protagonists of Enid Blyton's "5 friends", during my teenage days they were replaced by Natasha Rostova and Andrey Bolkonsky, and nowadays I'm still hanging around with new books and new characters. Besides books, I remember war in Yugoslavia and incredible solidarity it awoke among people surrounding me. In 90s in Yugoslavia even kids were seeing news, and being aware of politics and war happening just "behind the corner". Not that it was the best way to go through teenage period, but today I m sure it made me a stronger person, it made me give value to what I have and generally to life. When the time to study came, I wanted to "change the world" so I chose international relations. Soon I realized that I cant really change the world "big time" as I imagined, but that there still were some ways. Since then, I have been connecting the dots and making my way to this change. That's why in 2002. I decided to become a journalist. That's also why in 2010. I decided to create an NGO and that's also why I decided to organize TEDx events and translate TED talks. Changing the world, baby steps. As a journalist I was mostly writing and developing features about social issues. Most of the articles I made were published in a different editions of the company Ringier, Swiss international media enterprise. Formal part of my education was completed with a degree in International Relations at the Political Sciences Faculty, Belgrade. Besides that, I continued education through various NGOs (European Movement in Serbia, Danish School of Journalism, Center for Democracy and Modern Skills)... Since I moved to Portugal in Nov 2008, I kept writing, but have also set up a NGO Agor@, that promotes active citizenship through exchanges, workshops and other actions. That's my way of changing the world, and TED & TEDx make a big part of it.
Traveling, learning, creating, writing, talking, spinning, exploring, exchanging ideas, different cultures.... I m truly passionate about information!
Ideas of Gandhi, M.L. King, Zoran Djindjic, Ken Robinson.............
Whatever you talk, talk honest. Talk about ideas :) About education, culture, books, living, politics, people, life, social causes.....
People don't know, but I never fail in guessing if an orange is seedless or not, just by smelling it :) Besides, I'm very good in listening.
Probably a clichÃƒÂ©, but it was love at first site. I still remember the first talk I've ever seen, it was Hans Rosling, and the rest is a history :) Only a few years later I had an honour to, thanks to TED, actually meet in person Hans and have a word with him... What happened in between was that we kept seeing talks, and more talks, shared them, discussed them, etc... As some point I realized that I can't share them with everyone I'd like to because they are not all translated to all languages. So, I discovered OTP and became translator. Shortly after, me, my husband and a small group of friends actually hosted our first TEDx event and then over 10 more just within a few years. What I love about TED is that it's a never ending inspiration, never ending surprise. It changes me and makes me do more, and at the same time it gives me always more than what I expected, it keeps me awake, just to see "one more" talk and it makes me proud. I am endlessly proud,that I am a small part of it.
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