As the Deputy Director of Wallin Education Partners, Stela focuses on continual process improvement across functional areas including strategic and operational leadership of the advancement team. Stela works closely with other leaders to ensure excellence in all human resource processes. 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.
With the support of Wallin Education Partners, 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 Center serves as Deputy Director of Wallin EP