As a former Wallin Education Partners scholar, Stela brings a scholar perspective to the team, and is able to speak about the tremendous impact of the program. Originally from Bosnia, Stela moved to Minnesota as a teenager. With the support of Wallin Education Partners, Stela graduated from the University of Minnesota, majoring in Global Studies. She later completed her graduate degree from the United Nations Mandated University for Peace in Costa Rica. Since then, Stela has been working in development for several nonprofits in Minnesota and abroad, each with the focus of strengthening our Minnesota and global communities.
Stela is thrilled to have an opportunity to contribute to a program that has helped change the course of her life. As the Director of Advancement, she works to cultivate relationships, identify potential donors, and execute the development strategy. Stela loves traveling, exploring Minnesota’s ever-growing culinary scene, and learning about different cultures.