I am doing a series of profiles of the local employees of the International School of Belgrade. The profiles will be posted on our school’s web site. The purpose is for the expat teachers and families to get to know them better. Often, time and language barriers prevent this. I am posting on my web page, some of the people I work with closely. The first is my secretary Bojana, who is pictured below as well as her profile.
Bojana is 28 years old and from Pljevlja, Montenegro. Pljevlja is a city of 40,000 located in the northern part of Montenegro where Serbia, Montenegro, and Bosnia meet. Administration runs in her blood, as both of her parents work in the field. Her father manages an electrical plant and her mother is a court administrator. They both live in Pljevlja where her father Voja, is an enthusiastic beekeeper. They own their grandfather’s country home and spend much time there.
Upon graduating from high school, Bojana moved to Belgrade to attend the University of Philology where she earned a degree in English Literature. She returned to Montenegro for a year and a half to work as a translator for a coal mining company. The coal mine’s loss was our gain when she was hired as the ISB Lower School Receptionist in 2007. Bojana’s brother Bojan, also lives in Belgrade where he is studying law at Union University. Bojan plans to join his uncle’s law firm upon graduation.
Bojana has another Bojan in her life- her fiancée Bojan and she plans to wed in 2010. He is finishing his degree at a sports school in Belgrade and is a successful handball coach. Bojana’s future plans include the wedding and shortly thereafter starting a family. She is also completing a Master’s Degree from Podogorica University in Diplomacy and intends to finish next year.
It has been great working with Bojana and she helps me tremendously. Thanks Bojana! By the way, she is the first Montenegrin I have ever met.