Marija Malinovska

UMD Los Angeles/California Representative

Marija Malinovska was born and raised in Bitola, Macedonia, where she finished economics at Jane Sandanski High School. Malinovska attended the Faculty of Economics in Prilep for a year before moving to the United States in 2006. For five years, she worked as the marketing and social media coordinator at Maria’s Italian Kitchen. She continued her education at Los Angeles Valley College, where she served as a mathematics-teaching assistant for six years. Receiving a full scholarship, Malinovska transferred to University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), where she earned her Bachelor’s in Global Studies and German.

Currently, Malinovska works for Jaurique Law Group, and has started the very selective JD SCLAE Program at Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles. Her long-time goal is to design a business plan for empowering women in developing countries through micro financing. Malinovska is a huge proponent of reforms for more sound and sustainable education in Macedonia. She has been a member of MENSA since 2000, and is a winner of the Business Plan Writing Competition through the SE Europe Committee. Malinovska is fluent in Macedonian, English, German, Spanish and Vlach and enjoys reading and traveling.