Marija has an extensive experience as an educator, counselor, project manager and volunteer coordinator. Prior to becoming the country manager for Reach for Change, she was part of the Institution for Education of Children and Juveniles.
Marija graduated from University of Zagreb, Faculty of Rehabilitation and Education Sciences in 2011. Since then, she has been working in Institution for Education of Children and Juveniles as educator, counselor, project manager and volunteer coordinator. Working both directly with children who have fewer opportunities, as well as hand in hand with the NGO sector in creating more opportunities for them, she gained insight in crucial challenges children today are faced with. Since 2018., she decided to take on the part of Country manager in Reach for Change, recognising the power of social entrepreneurship in making children’s lives better.