I was born in former Yugoslavia, present day Bosnia & Herzegovina, but I grew up in the Netherlands. After finishing high school, I studied Slavonic and Eastern European Studies at the KU Leuven, followed by a Master in European Studies at the University of Amsterdam. During my adolescence I focused intensely on improving and eventually perfecting my native tongue. I did so by reading, writing and also, translating. Two of my translations have been published in different literary magazines and I am also working on the translation of two books from Serbian/Croatian to Dutch at the moment.