Prior to BIRN, Marija completed a traineeship at the Press and Information Unit at the Delegation of the European Union to Serbia. She also worked as an assistant editor and science journalist at the Institute for Informatics Systems and Computer Media at the Technical University of Graz.
She previously interned as a journalist focusing on economics at Serbia’s Politka newspaper. During her undergraduate studies in Belgrade, Marija worked as a journalist for the student magazine Politokolog and as host for the Radio production ,Slušaonica 6” for Radio Studio B.
Marija holds a Bachelor’s degree in journalism from the Faculty of Political Science at the University of Belgrade. She received additional training at the School of Investigative Journalism at the Centre for Investigative Journalism in Serbia, the European Journalism Centre in the Netherlands, and other organizations. Marija is currently studying for her Master’s in political science in Belgrade.
While at university, Marija was awarded the OSCE award as a top journalism student. She also received the Zoran Djindjic award for top Serbian young professional and was recognised by the Austrian government as a top Serbian young professional.