Jelena Popovic

Senior Facilitator; Facilitation Fellow, Fall 2018

Country of origin: Serbia

Date started with Soliya: 2017

Field of work: Psychologist by training, ponderer by choice, peacebuilder by heart. Drawn to peacebuilding, mindfulness, authentic leadership, and community work as a way to help us get closer to the genius within by peeling off, layer by layer, the conditioning that covers it up. Lead for the Teaching Peace in Schools program at Peace Alliance (

One accomplishment you're proud of: I am proud that every day I’m getting closer and closer to the core of my authentic self.

What about Soliya inspires/motivates you to be involved? I’m repeatedly touched and inspired by the depth of connections created. Soliya’s space allows for every dialogue to become a journey of self-discovery through relationships with others. 

What can you be found doing when not working/facilitating/training? Traveling. Photography. Reading. Questioning. Analyzing clip by clip of movies. Having deep life talks with friends.

Favorite food: Somebody said popcorn or chocolate. Here I come.