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Jovanka Balac

Jovanka currently serves as the President for YGL. She started her civil service career in 2014 as a program analyst with the General Services Administration. Jovanka has worked on several high-profile projects within GSA including the Presidential Transition Team and currently works to develop career development programs for the Public Buildings Service. Prior to her arrival in Washington, D.C., Jovanka was a Peace Corps volunteer in Romania (’11-’13) where she planned and managed several nation-wide youth development initiatives and train the trainers workshops. Jovanka received her M.A. In Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict from University College Dublin in 2014. Jovanka has a passion for helping refugees, the Chicago Cubs, and documenting her travel experiences won her blog.