As the Deputy Director of Wallin Education Partners, Stela works closely with the President & CEO on continual process improvement across functional areas. Stela focuses on advancing the mission of Wallin Education Partners through strategic and operational oversight of the Advancement Department. As a former Wallin Education Partners scholar, Stela brings a scholar perspective to the team, and is able to speak about the tremendous impact of the program. Originally from Bosnia, Stela moved to Minnesota as a teenager.
Stela graduated from the University of Minnesota, majoring in Global Studies. She later completed her graduate degree from the United Nations Mandated University for Peace in Costa Rica. Since then, Stela has worked for several nonprofits in Minnesota including Missions Inc, American Refugee Committee, and American Red Cross. Stela enjoys traveling, exploring Minnesota’s ever-growing culinary scene, practicing mindfulness, and spending meaningful time with family and friends.
Stela Osmancevic Center serves as Deputy Director