Dorena has six years of experience in the nonprofit sector, and earned a
Bachelor’s of Business Administration and a Master’s of Science in Business
Administration from the University of Tirana, Albania. She has been working as
Event Coordinator for around 5 months in a known company in Albania, which
organizes big conferences for organizations such as UNDP, UNICEF, OSBE,
World Bank, and UN Women, among others. She is responsible for organizing meetings, social
programs, conferences, and similar business events in Albania. Dorena has been part of Peace
Corps Albania as a short-term Medical Assistant and full time Administrative Assistant for the
U.S. Peace Corps office in Albania. She has also been working for three years as Head of
Human Resources at Unique Junior Enterprise, a very active student organization operating in
the Faculty of Economics. She has vast experience working with people from all over Europe on
different projects, since she has been involved in several activities of the Erasmus program part
of European Commission, such as training, youth exchanges, seminars and conferences in
Albania and abroad. Through her experiences and volunteer work, she has developed strong
interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively in a fast-moving, multi-
cultural environment.

Host Organization: Young Professionals in Foreign
Policy

Role at Host Organization: Dorena will be responsible for
conducting financial and market research, assisting the Chief of Staff to maximize volunteer
effectiveness, improving the organization’s HR system, and helping manage organizational and
program budgets. She will work with the Executive Team to contribute to the development and
implementation of organizational strategies, policies, and practices.