The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) is pleased to announce the appointment of Vera Arsova as the first UMD New York City Regional Representative.
“New York City is a home to a sizable Macedonian community, and we are excited to have Vera on board to energize the Macedonians in NYC,” said UMD Board Member and Director of U.S. Operations Trajko Papuckoski.
“I strongly believe that with the support of the amazing UMD team and my efforts in the NYC, we will be making history for the UMD and the Republic of Macedonia,” said Arsova.
Vera Arsova was born in Stip, Macedonia. After finishing high school, she moved to Skopje to study computer science at Sts. Kiril and Metodij University. In addition to successfully fulfilling her school assignments, she became the youngest member of the Macedonian Senior Women National Basketball Team at the age of 17. Arsova was one of the brightest young basketball stars at age of 19 that earned her a prestigious sports scholarship to study at the University of Miami at Coral Gables in Florida. She was the first-ever Macedonian to be awarded this type of scholarship in the U.S.
Arsova graduated with academic and sports honors with a degree in Computer Science Majoring in Cryptography and Network Security that launched her professional career with Quest Communication. Her professional experience of over 10 years ranges from telecommunications to finance and insurance working for world known companies such as Barclay’s and AT&T. She has been living in NYC for the past five years and is actively involved in the Macedonian community. Arsova frequently attends cultural and professional events in NYC.