Sr. Edina Lekovic - Bosnia
Edina Lekovic is the Director of Policy & Programming at the Muslim Public Affairs Council and frequently acts as a national spokesperson for the American Muslim community to media outlets, government officials, interfaith leaders, academic institutions, and community organizations.
Lekovic is a Bosnian American whose parents came from Montenegro in the former Yugoslavia. She is one of the founders of Elev8, an arts-based youth program which has a mission to identify, train and develop youth community leadership rooted in awareness, responsibility, and action. In 2005, she was pursuing her Master’s degree in Communications at Pepperdine University. The topic of her master's thesis was to understand whether Arab males' willingness to speak out on airline racial profiling is determined by their perception of dominant public opinion. Lekovic is also a 1999 graduate of UCLA where she earned a degree in American Literature & culture. During this time she was the Editor in Chief of The Daily Bruin, the third largest paper in Los Angeles. Under her leadership, the staff won a number of national awards, including the Society of Professional Journalists Best of the West in college publications.