Ruza Markovic had dreamt of and studied for a career in
journalism -- when war intervened to change the trajectory of her
life. While her family had emigrated to the U.S. from their
native Yugoslavia when she was just 4, Markovic didn't think twice
when she was asked to return to her homeland in the early '90s as a
communications liaison to the teetering government while political
unrest and then war-ravaged the Balkans. What she saw and
experienced, she says, laid barren her faith in country, politics,
the media, and herself. Those trials and traumas, though, did
not sap her spirit. They steeled her resolve to live her life in
service to others -- in part as an advocate for the liberating
power of education.
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