Minister for European Integration
She was born in 1978 in Belgrade, where she finished elementary school and high school. She graduated as the student of the generation at the Faculty of Political Sciences in Belgrade in 2001/02 at the International Relations Department. She completed her Master studies at the Faculty of Economics and Political Science at the University “Alpha" in Belgrade in 2013. She is currently attending doctoral studies in political science at the Faculty of Political Sciences at the University of Belgrade.
She received a scholarship from the Embassy of the Kingdom of Norway for the "Promising Generation" in 2001, and in 2000/01 also the scholarships from the Talent Fund of the Sebian government. She began her career as a demonstrator at the Faculty of Political Science on subjects of "Diplomacy and Diplomatic History" and "Economics of Transition".
From 2006 to 2007, she worked in the Serbian Radical Party as an associate for international relations of Aleksandar Vucic.
She is one of the signatories-founders of the Serbian Progressive Party in 2008.
From 2007 to mid 2008, she worked at the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia as an expert associate of the parliamentary group "Forward Serbia".
From 2009 to 2012, she was editor of the municipal newspaper Zemunske novine.
She was a participant of the EUVP (European Visitors Programme) - a programme for learning about the institutions of the European Union, Brussels / Strasbourg 2009.
In May 2012 she was elected MP in the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia from the list of the Serbian Progressive Party. She was the Chairman of the Security Services Control Committee in the Serbian parliament. During her chairmanship, the control mechanisms of this committee on security services had been significantly improved.
She was also a member of the Committee on European Integration, a member of the Joint Stabilization and Association Committee, a member of the Permanent Delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, the head of the delegation of the Central European Initiative, and the President of the Friendship Group with Turkey.
She was elected Minister without portfolio in charge of European integration in the Serbian government for the first time on 27 April 2014. After extraordinary parliamentary elections, on 11 August 2016, she was re-elected to the position of Minister without a portfolio in charge of European integration.
After the establishment of the Ministry of European Integration in 2017, she was elected Minister of European Integration and kept the position by October 2020.
She was the winner of the "Best European" award for 2015, awarded by the First European House organisation for the policy area and five other categories. In 2015, the Association of Lobbyists of Serbia presented her with the Plaque for developing the theory and practice of transparent lobbying and advocacy. In May of the same year, in the Belgrade City Assembly, she was awarded the "Duga" prize, which is awarded by the Gay Straight Alliance for helping to fight homophobia and transphobia.
The Faculty of Economics at the University of Nis awarded her in 2018 with the Appreciation Letter for the affirmation of connecting theory and practice of trade negotiation. She was awarded the recognition for her outstanding contribution to the improvement of infrastructure in the industrial zone in the municipality of Bojnik.
She is a member of the Main Board and the Presidency of the Serbian Progressive Party. By the decision of the party's president, she was appointed International Secretary of the Serbian Progressive Party.
She speaks English and German.