Meet Millie Njezic!
Mille earned her bachelor’s degree in public and international relations at Wartburg College. Her background includes graphic and web design, public relations, analytics, and creative strategy.
Millie has published a book of poetry and her work appears in academic and popular journals in Europe and the U.S. She is a centerpiece of Koob Fund for Student Community Engagement, awarded to students responsible for a substantial project through their NGO internship that benefits the student, organization, and community with a lasting impact.
We asked Millie a few questions to get to know her better:
Favorite Word: I don’t really have a favorite word. I consider myself to be primarily a writer, so it is hard for me to pick one. Let’s say hustle is the word I’ve been saying a lot lately.
Least Favorite Word: Entrepreneur – I always struggle spelling it (even to answer this question, I had to Google the proper spelling).
What turns you on creatively?Challenges in communication. This may mean anything that needs problem solving – whether it’s graphic design, play on words, a position of a street sign, or the wording of a restaurant menu. I get ideas from my surroundings.
What turns you off? Rules and regulations (in school, workplace, etc.) that require repetition and ultimately pointless and time-consuming tasks.
What sound or noise do you love? My cat running down the stairs in front of me while meowing every morning because she expects food.
What sound or noise do you hate? Phone ringtones of any kind. My phone is always on silent.
What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? Diplomacy. I am passionate about making an impact on a larger scale through education, art, and international relations.
What profession would you not like to do? I would not want to be an accountant or any other profession that restricts my perception of creativity and purpose.
What are you most excited about in your new role working with Iowa Campus Compact? I am excited to help brand the purpose. What IACC does is very unique and very important in this particular moment in history. I am looking forward to overcoming the challenges ahead of us and helping to clarify our message.
Look for Millie’s work on Iowa Campus Compact’s website, social media, and other communications materials!