Dijana Mujkanovic was born in Bosnia and Herzegovina (former Yugoslavia). She came to the USA with her family in 1999 as a refugee. Dijana received her BA in Political Science and Global Studies with focus on Developing States. Post graduation, Dijana worked as a resource development coordinator, case worker and advocacy officer for Harmony in Life, a mental health organization for survivors of torture and war trauma. In 2011, Dijana moved to the Middle East and accepted a position as an English Teacher in the United Arab Emirates. In 2012, she came to Israel and completed her Master's in Conflict Resolution and Mediation. After graduation, Dijana began her work with the African refugee community in Israel, first as an intern and later as a Refugee Active Participation Project Coordinator with Amnesty International Israel. She began her work with the ARDC in January of 2014.
"My favorite thing about working with the ARDC is its grassroots nature. I work for an organization that sees refugees not only as a subjects of much needed assistance, but individuals with skills and talents to be fostered. It is truly unique."