Jozefina's past work was focused on designing and implementing means for obtaining sustainable living, specifically for members of forced migration communities in Massachusetts, as they settled into their new receiving communities. Her work included establishing legal and living assistance for refugees, asylum seekers, and survivors of human trafficking by securing government and private funding, legislative advocacy on the local and national level, and by management of wide variety of social service programs, such as employment and education. She led refugee resettlement efforts in Worcester, and worked on several research studies focused on socioeconomic needs and successes in settled refugee populations in Massachusetts.
Jozefina is a research associate at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts. She received a BS in Sociology and a Teaching degree (University of Ljubljana, Slovenia), and holds a Master in Not-For-Profit Management (Worcester State University, Massachusetts).
Jozefina is a recipient of the “Give Liberty a Hand” annual award by Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advisory Coalition for her work on behalf of refugees and immigrants in the Commonwealth. She received the Lifetime Recognition award for her work with Mandaean refugee community in Worcester, awarded by Mandaean World Council in Stockholm, Sweden.