Originally from Croatia, Jelena has lived and worked overseas and in London before joining the University in 2014.
She has held several positions in recruitment and admissions at the University of Sunderland in London, before being appointed the Head of Marketing, Recruitment and Admissions in 2019.
In her current role, Jelena is leading on the strategic direction, management and growth of marketing, student recruitment and admissions activities at the University.
She has an undergraduate degree in International Tourism and Hospitality Management from the University of Sunderland, a postgraduate qualification in Higher Education Administration, Management and Leadership from the University of Nottingham, and is currently studying for her Diploma in Professional Marketing with CIM.
She is an Accredited Member of the AUA and an Affiliate Member of the CIM.