Hometown: Kuppenheim, Germany
Year: 4th Year
Major: International Affairs and Economics with a Spanish Minor
6 years Bosnian Traditional Folklore Dance, 2 years Bellydance, Ballroom I and II, Jazz class
Viennese Waltz, Rumba, and Samba
MORE ABOUT ME
Alma is a fourth year International Affairs and Economics major with a Spanish minor. She and her family moved to the United States in 2000 from Germany as refugees of the Bosnian Genocide. Being a refugee inspired her to study what she does with the goal of one day being an ambassador, hopefully in Sarajevo. She was a Russell B. Richards Security Leadership Scholar for the Center for International Trade and Security 2016-2017 and also developed an interest in counterterrorism and nuclear non-proliferation alongside the prior interest in post-conflict research and genocides.
Alma had always wanted to be a ballroom dancer, but moving here under the conditions she did, she wasn't able to at the time and found her chance through BPG, making her love for ballroom all the greater. When not ballroom dancing, Alma enjoys all forms of the arts. She did acting and modeling training and was an extra in two movies. She taught herself how to play the guitar and piano and sings locally in her community and has even taught her community center's youth choir. She has gotten the opportunity to sing with several major Bosnian singers and legends and caught the attention of a Bosnian music manager at one of the performances. While being a singer and being an ambassador are her dream jobs, she currently works as a Starbucks barista and has survived many "happy hours" and "Pumpkin Spice" seasons.