Chairwoman of Organisation for Jewish Cooperation in Southeastern Europe (OJC). Well known activist in the Jewish Communities and international organisations. Film and TV critic, pop culture aficionado, published writer and former politician.
Jelena edits www.agitpop.me, a website devoted to pop-culture and politics, and also runs her own video production company and YouTube channel. Her media career started when she was tender age of 11, hosting a popular program for kids on Yugoslav Radio Television. Hooked on journalism and TV from very young age she worked for few more or less reputable radio stations and news outlets in the region. Over the last two years, she has interviewed some of the most important figures in culture and politics in Balkans and former Yugoslavia, as well as some famous artists of international fame (in NYC, for instance, she sat with late Milton Glaser for an hour-long interview).
Jelena was an independent councillor in the central borough of Belgrade (Vracar), where she also served as a President of the Committee for Gender Equality. She is an avid fiction writer (authored two novels, Kingdom (2003) and February 30th (2011).