Mrika Aliu is the Executive Director of Action for Mothers and Children (AMC) since July 2014. Before assuming her current position, she served as a Program Development Manager for a year and was in charge of developing and supervising Women Health Resource Center, Cervical Cancer Screening Program, and research on needs assessment for women and newborns. Before joining AMC, Mrika ran the Career Services and Alumni Relations office at A.U.K. for a period of three years.
Mrika is a graduate of a Public Health Master’s degree from Dartmouth College in the USA, (Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice). In her commencement ceremony, Mrika was awarded the Delta Omega Honorary Society Award for outstanding academic work and leadership in public health as well as honorable mention for her Capstone Proposal on “The Effects of Shared Decision Making Tools on Pregnant Women’s Decision about Childbirth Delivery Mode in Kosovo.”
Mrika received her Bachelor’s degree at the American University in Kosovo (A.U.K.) in Management and Economics with a minor in Public Policy. At her graduation in 2011, Mrika was awarded Alpha Sigma Lambda Honorary Society Award based in USA, received the Community Leadership Award from the Dean of A.U.K., and was selected the RIT Outstanding Female Scholar. As a student, Mrika worked at AUK Co-op & Career Services office, Raiffeisen Bank, and USAID English tutoring program. During her time at A.U.K., she founded and lead the A.U.K. Charity & Community Club – a student-run organization whose mission is to serve the communities in Kosovo through voluntary services and awareness campaigns such as providing support to poor families, high school students, elders, people with disabilities, orphans, and minorities in Kosovo. She continues to have a pro-bono leadership advisory role in this club. Mrika was actively involved with initiating and leading projects including social awareness campaigns, summer camps, career fairs, research projects, and events.
The leadership success was recognized in 2012 when Mrika was honored with FIDES Award for Philanthropy for National Contribution. In 2013, she shared her community development and volunteer experience at TEDxPrishtinaWomen event.
Ms. Aliu wants to contribute to improving Kosovo’s health system in health education and policy, health services management, and maternal and child health.