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I am a full-time Senior Lecturer in the Finance and Accounting Department, Zagreb School of Economics and Management. I teach and coordinate undergraduate program level core courses: Corporate Finance, and Personal Finance. I also teach elective courses: International Finance, Mergers and Acquisitions, Financial Management, and Principles of Finance. One specific part of my teaching activities is also devoted to the Luxembourg School of Business where I co-teach Corporate Finance courses within Master in Management Specialization. Since 2015 I volunteer at the CFA Institute as a faculty mentor for CFA Research Challenge.

I hold a BA in Economics and Management and an MBA in Finance and Banking degrees from the Zagreb School of Economics and Management, Croatia. Currently, I am is a full-time Doctoral Candidate at the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Economics where I hold an assistant habilitation. My research focus is on business angels’ investment criteria and behaviour. I have been awarded invitations to leading doctoral conferences, including Babson Entrepreneurship Research Colloquium (BCERC), Academy of Management (AOM), and European Academy of Management Consortium (EURAM). The broader area of my research is entrepreneurial finance, mergers and acquisitions, and investment behaviour. For doctoral studies, I was rewarded with two scholarships and multiple research and travel grants throughout my career. I volunteered at Aurora.hr, an online platform for women entrepreneurs launched by US Embassy in Croatia and World Business Angel Investment Forum, focusing on Croatian activities. My expertise is provided in guiding start-ups with their financial planning. She has several investments where she funds and mentors early-stage start-up teams in the Adria region.

Within my political career, in 2021 I was elected as a member of the City Assembly of the City of Zagreb as an independent candidate within the Social Democratic Party of Croatia election list. In the same year, at a local election level (City of Zagreb) I ran as a Deputy Major candidate for the Josko Klisovic (Social Democratic Party of Croatia).