MARINA KOLARIC, M.A. - Trainer and Life Coach
(Serbian language; Croatian language; Bosnian language; Macedonian language)
Marina Kolaric was born in Novi Sad, Serbia, where she received her Bachelor's degree in Psychology in 2004. Over the next two years she worked in a local media non-government organization, Novi Sad School of Journalism. During the time she was studying and working in Serbia, Marina also completed a two-year university course in Leadership and Developmental Youth Work through the Forum Syd Balkans Program and the School of Education and Communication (Jonkoping University, Sweden), and became a certified trainer. Marina received her Master's degree in Speech/Communication from the University of Hawaii (UH) in 2008, where she also completed a Graduate Certificate Program in Conflict Resolution. After graduating from the UH, she moved to Washington DC where she worked at the Institute for Multi-Track Diplomacy, on international development projects in Montenegro, Russia, and Kosovo. Marina speaks fluent Serbian, as well as the other languages of Former Yugoslavia. Marina is interested in pursuing her career as a mediator and trainer in conflict resolution skills. At Catalyst IpF, she is gaining knowledge that will help her in accomplishing her goals and interests, while assisting in designing programs and trainings.