Niala Zakersnik

Affiliation: 
YouthForce
Position: 
Administrative Assistant
Member Since: 
2016

Niala was born and raised in Slovenia, former Yugoslavia and moved to the U.S. after graduating with a BA in Anthropology and Cultural Studies. She spent her childhood speaking several different languages, running around archaeological excavation sites, and practicing contemporary dance and classical guitar. She realized her childhood dream to move to the U.S. four years ago, where she started working as an au pair, tutor, a substitute teacher at the UW Slavic Department, and as a lead teacher at an after-school program. In order to put her creative talent and experience towards an inspiring cause, she joined YouthForce in March 2016. In her spare time, Niala creates handmade greeting cards, collages, and posters. While away from her desk, you might find her foraging for a new succulent at a plant sale, choosing the right shade of blue at Blick, or taking photos to update her Tumblr site.