I am an Associate professor at Ss. Cyril and Methodius University. I’ve always been a part of the educational process either as a student or as an educator. Since 2001 I have been teaching to and educating both Macedonian and international students. I had the chance to visit the US in 2006 as a Fulbright scholarship recipient and that was an eye-opening experience which affected my professional life. From 2008 to 2011, I did my PhD studies at Purdue University, US and returned home to work at the English Department at Faculty of Philology (UKIM). For over two years, I have been involved in the creation of the new law on higher education as part of the Professor’s plenum, which meant serious involvement in social activism. Pursuing your educational goals abroad, especially if you come from a family with a lower socioeconomic status means a construct struggle to overcome obstacles. And on top of that you have the gender inequality. As a person who managed to obtain my PhD degree at a prestigious university without having personal finances for it and as a professor who has been writing letters of recommendation for many years, I feel that I can help students with advice in the process of pursuing their higher education goals. The Stella network is the chance to meet together with women from various professional and ethnic backgrounds and learn from their experiences. I believe in strong mentorship programs and support networks for women to help them continue their studies and develop professionally.