Hello IFSA World!
My name is Dolores Pavlović (or traditionally Долорес Павловић), and this year I have the honour of serving as IFSA President. I am currently finishing my bachelors in Forest Sciences and Engineering at the University of Belgrade, Serbia – where I’m originally from.
Growing up in British Columbia, I was constantly surrounded by the great outdoors which made it simply impossible not to fall in love with forests and want to know more about them! When I was 15 years old, my family decided to go back to Serbia, and there my love for nature only continued!
I have been involved with IFSA for most of my student life, first as the Liaison Officer for the Informal Forum of International Students’ Organizations, then as the Statutes Councillor, and now as the President! Through IFSA I’ve met amazing people and can’t wait to meet more! I’m absolutely thrilled to be a part of this amazing family!
My plans for this year are to focus on capacity development throughout all of our regions, run workshops at our regional meetings, create a yearly plan in line with our new strategy, and to continue & build our external partnerships!
If you would like to get more involved in IFSA, become a commissioner and keep an eye out for open calls! It’s super easy to become a commissioner, just email the head of the commission you’re interested in!
Lots of love and I hope to see you somewhere in the forests of the world,