My name is Mia Marinović, and I come from the small town of Mostar in Bosnia and Herzegovina, where I also attended the United World of College in Mostar. My journey blossomed because of the disapproval I have for the imperfections within the system and structure of my country, which I hope to improve during my lifetime.
I had the opportunity to actually go to UWC in my hometown- which inspired the very concept of that particular school - bringing people together in a postwar society. Growing up in a divided town, in a homogenous group of people, I craved a sense of diversity I saw in the world far away. That’s what brought me to UWC, where my passions were given a chance to evolve. I continued with interests such as writing and dancing, inspired by numerous perspectives of people from all around the globe. I travelled a bit throughout my life, mostly across the Balkans and neighboring countries, but I feel like I have travelled half the world in my last two years.
Going to Lewis & Clark, I hope to travel the other half. The great psychology departments, computer science internship opportunities, and study abroad programs were all amongst the factors that drew me to Lewis & Clark. Though the biggest reason was the similar atmosphere and unity that resembled that of UWC. I believe this is a place where I will continue to grow immensely, and make lifelong friends.