Social Activist. Explorer. Storyteller.
Snejana is passionate about people and their stories.
Her life has centered on social responsibility, as reflected by her career choices, creative endeavours, and philanthropic pursuits.
She gives back through freelance consulting for start-up nonprofits, sits on two nonprofit boards, and fundraises for several causes. She also spent several months traveling to some of the most impoverished regions of the world with Operation Change, the Starkey Hearing Foundation’s new documentary series on international philanthropy. After being fully immersed in the world of production and learning from seasoned producers she decided to utilize her unique combination of education and worldly experience to pursue producing socially conscious content. Upon her return to the states she began developing and producing documentary films and series and is currently focused on utilizing media to make a positive impact in the world. Her calling is in the collaboration of journalism, film, grassroots organizing and social media to raise awareness, tell stories from around the world, and fuel progressive action.
Prior to shifting her focus onto media, Snejana held several positions within government and the for-profit and nonprofit sectors.
Snejana received her Masters of Public Policy with an emphasis on nonprofit management from the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs. Her policy research and expertise includes topics such as international poverty and economic development, civil society and nonprofit management, and national security and conflict resolution. She also received a BA in Psychology from USC, where she participated in directed research in Social Psychology and conducted independent research on Post Traumatic Stress.
Birthplace – Sofia, Bulgaria
Current City – Los Angeles
#1 Cause – Service Member and Veteran Well Being
Papua New Guinea