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My colleague Milan and I turned our latest paper Psychiatric diosrders in adolescent cancer survivors into a video! Please check it out and share!

Projects & Contributions


Our Research Studies

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What am I currently reading?

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Elephants & Tea Blog #4

5 Phases of Grieving for my early 20s

Elephants & Tea Blog #3

Delayed graduation

Elephants & Tea Blog #2

It is OK to allow yourself to feel

Elephants & Tea Blog #1

Life just seemed too hard for a 22-year old

MQ Science Meeting Recap

Reflections post MQ Science Meeeting

POLITICO Global Policy Lab

My condtiburion to a chapter on prevention within Decoding cancer

European Health Parliament

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Academic Publications

According to WHO, today’s disease-centred, reaction-based health services are not fit for the challenges of the 21st century. In …

Survival rates of childhood cancer dramatically increased over the past few decades. On the other hand, adolescents and young adults …


My passion

I grew up on the coastal side of Slovenia where I started sailing at the age of 7. Thanks to sailing I have travelled the world. I no longer sail competitively, but I love to teach sailing whenever I get a chance.

I often use sailing as a metaphor; wind and seas, just like life, can be unpredictable. It isn’t those who know how to sail best that win, but those who make fewest mistakes and adapt to the shifts.😏

Here are some of my most notable achievements in sailing:

  • Youth World Champion in Laser 4.7, 2009, Buzios, Brazil
  • 8th Place European Championship in Optimist, 2007, Athens, Greece
  • 1st Place Women’s Collegiate National Championship 2012, Division B, Austin, TX, USA
  • National Champion in Optimist & team-racing, 2005, Slovenia
  • Member of the Slovenian Youth Olympic Development Team, 2009 - 2011