Jelena Jevtic' is a hardworking, confident, dedicated international student from Serbia with an intent to enter political areas of the US in support of combating women's and children's sex trafficking.
She has shown extreme leadership qualities while at Bluefield State College through her many awards, activities and honors as follows:
ACTIVITIES & HONORS
President's List; 2014 - 2017 SGA President; 2017 - 2018 Pi Gamma Mu, President; 2016 - 2017 International Student Organization, President; 2015 - 2017 Rotary International, NewGen Peacebuilder; 2017 International Association for Political Science Students; 2017 - Present Social Science Research Club; 2017 - Present Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) Leadership Institute; 2017 HBCU/MSI Research Summit, Virginia Tech University; 2017 Institute for Leadership in the Americas (TFAS), Universidad de los Andes, Chile; 2017 American Institute on Political and Economic Systems (TFAS), Charles University, Czechia; 2017 SGA Senator of the Year; 2016 HBCU Foreign Policy Conference; 2015 Junior Achievement Association; 2014 - Present Future Leaders Exchange (FLEX) Association; 2013 - Present Outstanding Volunteer Service Award (100+ hours), U.S. State Department; 2013 Distinguished Leader Award, U.S. State Department; 2013 MySpeech Debate Exchange, The Netherlands; 2010 - 2014.
At this point Ms. Jevtic' will commence an internship in Senator Joe Manchin's office (D-WV). Ms. Jevtic is currently in line with a 4.0 GPA.
I am interested in learning as much as possible about the various governments of North, Central, and South America. In fact in January of 2017, I was accepted to study at the Institute for Leadership in the Americas (ILA) program in Santiago, Chile where I studied the politics, history, and economics of Latin America while practicing my Spanish language skills. In addition I served as the role of facilitator for the Soliya Connect Program which is a partner of the United nations Alliance Civilizations, a project of the UN Secretary-General that aims "to reduce tensions across cultural divides that threaten to inflame existing political conflicts or trigger new ones." As a facilitator I acted to ensure effective dialogue between students from Western Europe and the United States with students from the middle East and North Africa stressing reconciliation and acceptance of differences. I am focused internationally and not limited in my interest solely to one region of the world. Last summer I attended the American Institute on Political and Economic Systems (AIPES) Summer Program at Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic where I studied conflict management and politicial economy.