Ms. Erza Xhelili completed her bachelor studies in Management and Informatics at University of Prishtina. Her excellent academic standing made her a beneficiary of the Highest Student Merit Scholarship for Distinctive Students with a GPA higher than 9.0. During her studies, she also worked as a Finance Intern at the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) which proved to be an enriching experience that prepared her to continue her professional experience as an Intern in the Management Development Associates (MDA), a well-known business consulting company in Kosovo. Her educational background, along with her work experience, served as a building block that motivated her to further explore her passion for economics by continuing her graduate studies in one of the strongest economies in the world, the United States. After completing her studies she plans to come back to Kosovo and commit to making a difference in her community.