Vanja Pantic-Oflazoglu is the International Program Manager at Welcoming America, a non-profit organization that helps communities worldwide reach their full potential by becoming welcoming to immigrants and refugees. In her role helping lead the organization’s Welcoming International program, Vanja fosters collaboration among global partners to create more socially cohesive, inclusive, and welcoming communities.
Prior to joining Welcoming America, Vanja worked on migration, reconciliation, and gender in Europe and the Middle East. Most recently, she worked in Istanbul contributing to projects evaluating the labor rights of migrants as well as the livelihoods of refugees in Turkey.
Before turning her professional focus to the topic of migration, Vanja worked with in Switzerland to assist in monitoring global human rights standards and with the Post-Conflict Research Center in Bosnia to promote peace-building in the Balkans.
Vanja holds a BA in International Relations and Political Science from Boston University.