• 2016-17 Grad Cert of High Education Learning and Teaching, Deakin University
  • 2009-13 PhD in Heritology (Museum and Heritage Studies), University of Ljubljana
  • 2002-08 MSc and BSc in Industrial Design, University of Ljubljana
  • 1998-02 Industrial Designer, Ljubljana Secondary School of Design and Photography

Professional development (recent)

  • 2021 Space Architecture & Design Course, Swiss Institute for Disruptive Innovation
  • 2021 Humans in Space: Challenges for Exploration Course, Australasian Society of Aerospace Medicine, University of Tasmania
  • 2021 Southern Hemisphere Space Studies Program 2021 (SHSSP21), International Space University, University of South Australia
  • 2020 Futures Thinking Specialization, Institute for the Future
  • 2017-18 Leading for Creativity, Foundations in Design Thinking, From Ideas to Action, Insights for Innovation, IDEO U

Work experience

  • 2016-present Senior Lecturer in Industrial Design and CADET Virtual Reality Lab Researcher – Museums and Heritage, Deakin University (Promoted 2021) (Australia)
  • 2015 Endeavour Post-Doc Research Fellow (Australian Government Scholarship), University of Canberra (Australia)
  • 2014 Young Entrepreneur – Enterprisingly Into the Business World Accelerator, Regional Development Agency of the Ljubljana Urban Region (Digital Heritage Interpretation Consultant) (Slovenia)
  • 2013-16 Co-Founder and President, CICADA Association for Promoting Creative Citizenship  (Slovenia)
  • 2009-13 Young Researcher from Business – Generation 2009 (EU-Funded PhD Scholarship), Institute for Innovation and Development of the University of Ljubljana, National Museum of Slovenia, IB-PROCADD (Slovenia)
  • 2006-11 Freelance Journalist, KLIK Magazine (Slovenia)
  • 2006-09 Engineer for 3D Technologies, IB-PROCADD (Slovenia)

Community engagement

  • 2015-Present Co-Founder and President (from 2017), SAAA – Slovenian Australian Academic Association (Australia)
  • 2013-13 European Voluntary Service Volunteer, Jossour – Forum des Femmes Marocaines (Morocco)
  • 2013-14 Volunteer, EXTRAMUROS – Association de l’Art et la Culture pour Tous (Morocco)
  • 2010-11 Volunteer, City Museum of Ljubljana, Museum and Galleries of Ljubljana (Slovenia)