Mila was born in Germany, lived in Switzerland, and has spent the majority of her life in Serbia, where she became one of the most proactive young Jewish people in the Balkan region. From an early age she was exposed to different cultures and environments, which has made her incredibly open to diversity and new perspectives. In local Jewish children’s clubs she discovered her deep connection to Judaism and the Jewish community. This sense of belonging only strengthened throughout her high school and university years. Mila followed her childhood dream of becoming a teacher, receiving a B.A. and M.A. in education from the Teacher Education Faculty in Belgrade. She also worked as a counselor for ten years and a leader at the Center for Informal Jewish Education in Belgrade as well as at the International Jewish Summer Camp in Szarvas. These experiences shaped her both as person and as an educator. Mila was the education coordinator of Haver Srbija (www.haver.rs), a nonprofit seeking to create a more tolerant and open society. Her main responsibility were the development and implementation of programs for public schools that educate about Judaism, confront prejudice and discrimination, and teach about the Holocaust. She was volunteering with several community programs and is on the organizational team of the Limmud Ex-Yu. Today Mila lives in Brussels where she is Executive director of European Union of Jewish Students, the umbrela organization of national Jewish student unions across Europe.