Hometown: Shtip, Republic of Macedonia
Education: Political Science, FON University
Lidija grew up in a small country in Southeastern Europe, where school and studies are taken very seriously from an early age. She was lucky to be raised in a working family that inspired tenacity and perseverance in times of stark political, social, and economic turmoil during the country’s transition from socialism to a free economy. She earned two Master’s degrees by the age of 24, and came to NYC to work at the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Macedonia to the United Nations. Lidija strongly believes in Blue Engine’s mission and its impact on young students, who need positive role models to help them get through the difficulties in their academic performance. She hopes to gain valuable experience to set her on a path for a future career in education and youth development.