Marija’s interest in people and emotions started early when she was exploring acting at the local theater in Aleksinac. This early development of empathy is what led her to study Psychology. She graduated from Belgrade University in a class of professor Zarko Korac, with research in cultural habits and personality traits of the Belgrade theater audience.
Opportunity for the adventure and discovering the world presented when Emirates offered her to join their fleet. Living in Dubai, and visiting 50 countries has helped her learn to overcome the cultural and communication barriers and work effectively in a multicultural environment. Experiences in customer service, leadership, and employee relations have set the path to a career in Human Resources.
Moving to New York City has launched her HR career. From working at small companies to large corporations like Capital One. She supported the full employee life cycle as well as recruiting.
Marija is a member of the organizing committee of Hacking HR NYC Chapter events. HackingHR brings a community of HR professionals created to share knowledge, latest trends .
Currently, she works for Amazon, supporting employees and enhancing employee engagement and creating Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). Her goal is to learn something new every day.