Generation 2018

Gačnik Michaela

Michaela Gačnik is an undergraduate student at Boston College studying Marketing in The Carroll School of Management and minoring in Studio Art. Michaela is born and raised in California, but her father’s family descends from Slovenia. She is so excited to return to Ljubljana and to continue exploring her cultural roots. Michaela is proud of

Viano Lacey

Lacey Viano will be attending the University of Ljubljana, studying food science and nutrition with Dr. Tanja Pajk. Her undergrad at Eastern Illinois University consisted of nutrition of dietetics, food science, medical nutrition therapy, and many community nutrition projects. While in Slovenia, Lacey aspires to grow as an individual in her education, experience the culture

Fitzsimmons Matthew

Matthew Fitzsimmons is a freelance trumpeter and educator from the Washington D.C area. Earning his Bachelor’s in Music at the Catholic University of America, Matthew is currently getting his Masters in Trumpet Performance at the University of North Texas. Matthew has performed in the U.S. National Trumpet Competition, for members of the United States Congress

Urbancic Cecilia

Cecilia Urbancic is a graphic designer at UADE, Argentina University of the Company, in Buenos Aires. She collaborated in the edition of an e-book, studying the different possibilities that design can offer to visual communication. She also worked at LA NACION, an Argentinean newspaper and learned about editorial communication. Nowadays, she develops graphics for events

Peterlin Sebastian

Sebastian Peterlin will be working with Marko Grobelnik at the AiLab of Jozef Stefan Institute. Sebastian graduated from Stanford University with a B.S. and M.S. in Engineering – Atmosphere/Energy in 2012. He later went on to complete a Full-Stack Development Course at App Academy and an MBA at IE Business School (in Madrid, Spain). Sebastian

Hernán Di Marco Martín

Martín Hernán Di Marco is a PhD candidate in Social Sciences from Buenos Aires University (UBA, Argentina). He completed his degree in Sociology at UBA and he currently has teaching positions in the Faculty of Social Sciences, Law and Health Department (UNLaM). His research interests include violence and violent deaths, public health, socio-cultural epidemiology, life

Shepard Maria

Maria Shepard is a second-year undergraduate student at The Ohio State University, where she is majoring in Pharmaceutical Sciences. Maria’s professional interests focus around healthcare and pharmaceuticals, because she aspires to attend medical or graduate school after her undergraduate studies. This summer, she will be interning with Vita Godec at Lenis Farmacevtika in Ljubljana as

Lucesole Sinkec Alenka

Alenka is a third year undergraduate student of Civil-Hydraulic Engineering at the National University of La Plata, Faculty of Engineering. Her family descends from Slovenia and she is very grateful for the opportunity to learn and participate in this amazing program in the land of her grandparents. During her academic stay in Slovenia, Alenka will