Research Assistant at MVDSI
I am a Research Assistant at the Max van der Stoel Institute and a part-time lecturer at the Energy, Economy and Environment program of the Faculty of Business and Economics, in the South East European University (SEEU).
I earned my bachelor’s degree in Business and Economics (LSE), an SEEU program that was in collaboration with London School of Economics. Subsequently, I pursued my master’s degree in Air Pollution, Management and Control at the University of Birmingham (with Distinction), where I actively participated in many extracurricular activities. My thesis focused on apportioning of the sources in an urban household in Tetovo using Non-Negative Matrix Factorization. Notably, this analysis marked the first instance of such methods being applied in the city.
Prior to joining MVDSI, I worked as a finance associate at AeroTehnika DOOEL. Additionally, I worked with different organizations, being actively involved in volunteering work, particularly focusing on environmental and social causes.
My research focuses on air pollution, with a primary focus on Tetovo, and the utilization of source apportionment methods to distinguish between the various pollution sources prevalent in the city.
- Oct 2023: A brief blog about a hypothetical project that Clean Air Fund (CAF) could fund was published on the CAF’s website !
- Jun 2023: Presented a hypothetical project using Clean Air Fund’s theory of change, named “Visualizing the urgency of air pollution in Tetovo” in front of CAF and University of Birmingham staff !
- Jun 2023: Took part in the Clean Air Fund (CAF) experience, meeting different CAF staff, grantees and partners to gain insight into the efforts that they put into combating pollution !
- Apr 2023: Collective blog from students of the partnering institutions of EUniWell, titled “ Constraint of Cyclotopia” was published at the University of Birmingham website !