Aleksandar Popovski hails from Struga, where he fell in love with Macedonian poetry and literature on the banks of the river Drim. He finished high school in Skopje and moved to the U.S. at seventeen. He holds a B.A. and M.A. from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Plattsburgh.

He has worked in international education for the past thirteen years. He has held leadership roles at several public and private universities, most recently as Assistant Dean of the Graduate School at Binghamton University (SUNY).

Popovski owns Ucredo, a nationally recognized credential evaluation and translation company based in Florida. Ucredo equates education from abroad to the U.S. standard and thereby helps foreign-trained individuals to qualify for employment, pursue further education and attain licensure in the United States. Popovski has been a proud member of UMD since its inception and regularly contributes to UMD initiatives.