Nemanja is a senior at Northern Arizona University in the beautiful city of Flagstaff, Arizona, where he is currently pursuing a B.A. in Political Science with a minor in International Relations. During his time at NAU, Nemanja has served as a congressional intern to former Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick; as well as served as the legal intern for Griffin and Stevens Law. More so, Nemanja has spent the past three years as a Peer Instructor, teaching a transition-to-college course for first year students. Nemanja graduates in December 2017.
Outside of NAU, and the Flagstaff community, Nemanja is passionate about traveling and immersing himself in different cultures. In the Spring of 2016, Nemanja studied abroad in Perth, Australia, where he studied American and Southeast Asian politics. While in Perth, Nemanja volunteered with the Australian Indigenous Mentor Experience; a program dedicated to closing the educational attainment gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth.
Nemanja’s passion lies in aiding displaced and marginalized peoples. From AIME, to reviewing grant applications for LGBTQ+ youth grants through the Arizona Community Foundation, Nemanja hopes every action he takes leaves a positive impact on the community he works with. Nemanja’s passion comes from having entered the United States as a refugee at the age of five, and facing harsh injustices placed upon his family. He hopes to one day assist refugees, much like himself, who simply need a motivational hand to guide them through a new, and shocking, reality. Nemanja had a blast working with the BECA Summer Camp team from the summer of 2017 and looks forward to being back in Honduras with a new group of amazing volunteers, and the same incredible students.