A human rights advocate and an English language teacher, Melina was born in Konjic and raised in Sarajevo. She holds a BA in English language and literature and a MA in Teaching English as a Foreign Language from the University of Sarajevo. Melina has been greatly involved in the field of education, having experience in teaching English language in local and emergency contexts. She also worked as a consultant to a US based organization ‘The Global Sleepover’ that strives to bring 21st century education and skills to post-conflict areas. In 2020, Melina obtained her second MA in Democracy and Human Rights of South-East Europe from the Global Campus of Human Rights, with a specific focus on youth activism and climate justice. Her research interests include children’s and environmental rights. She is an avid lover of traveling and exploration, books, languages and outdoor activities.
Updated April 2021
More from Melina Kalem
365zaljudskaprava (365 for Human Rights)
Through product placement, the fellows aim to remind the public about their own Human Rights and how they tend to be broken and at stake every day, especially in the times affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Humanity in Action Bosnia and Herzegovina Announces the 2021 Bosnian Fellows Cohort
From a competitive pool of applicants, nine Fellows from Bosnia and Herzegovina were selected to join the 2021 Humanity in Action Fellows cohort.