Djurdja Jovanovic Padejski is a Digital Engagement Manager, responsible for PACS digital presence and communications. Before PACS, Djurdja was the communications manager at Stanford’s Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law (CDDRL), where she worked with CDDRL’s Director Francis Fukuyama in overseeing the center’s communications strategy.
Djurdja is a seasoned journalist and editor from Serbia with a strong background in multimedia and digital storytelling. She held various roles in news media, including being a managing editor of a public radio station.
Djurdja moved to the U. S. in 2011 accompanying her husband during his fellowship at Stanford. In 2012, Djurdja was awarded a William and Barbara Edwards Media Fellowship at Stanford’s Hoover Institution, where she conducted a six-month multimedia project, “The Balkans in America,” which explored democracy-building in post-conflict regions with a focus on former Yugoslavia. As an affiliate of the John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships at Stanford in 2011, Djurdja examined online models for the education of journalists and citizens in post-conflict societies and developing countries. In 2010, she was on the Open Society’s team for the research project “Mapping Digital Media,” which assessed the global opportunities and risks for online media outlets posed by the emergence of new online news platforms.
She holds a B.A. in journalism and media production from Singidunum University, Belgrade.