Stefan grew up in Belgrade, Serbia (formerly Serbia and Montenegro, Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, etc.). He graduated with honors from Amherst College in 2016, where he majored in political science and received the Five College International Relations Certificate. Stefan’s academic interests are multilateral diplomacy and intergovernmental organizations and institutions, particularly the United Nations system. In college, he explored these issues through an academic, extracurricular and professional lens, taking courses and writing an honors thesis on the U.N., serving as president of the United Nations Association of Serbia’s Youth Section since 2011, and interning at the U.N. office in Serbia and participating on numerous U.N. summits and events. Through his involvement, he has had the chance to visit over a dozen countries, and has striven to create more opportunities for young people in his own country. This past summer, he returned to Serbia to intern at the Balkan Trust for Democracy in Belgrade. After graduation, Stefan hopes to find a job working in negotiation and conflict management. He enjoys good books about politics and bad movies about superheroes.