Kaja Pavlinić

Kaja Pavlinić

Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Zagreb
2017 CWoI Future Leaders Award Winner


Kaja is pursuing her Computer Science BA at the University of Zagreb, but her interests extend to community-oriented activities and international affairs. She has won first, second and third place at American Computer Science League. In 2014, she was selected for Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellowship program in the US, becoming an US Department of State alumni. Since then, she participated at various youth conferences, some of them being YLTE 2015 in Bratislava and Global-In Fellowship 2016 in Berlin.

She has won a Future Leader award by Croatian Women’s Network in 2016 and an award by Cosmopolitan Croatia. She is a founder of a renewable energy startup Tinja and is currently also managing an anti-corruption project Integritas, funded by the US Embassy Zagreb. In 2017, she was a speaker at several conferences, a mentor at Global-In Fellowship 2017 and became a member of the Youth Council of the President of the Republic of Croatia.