Since she was a child Antonella wanted to travel the world and proudly advocated for her Croatian heritage. Having worked with numerous associations for more than 20 years, she has had the privledge of accompanying many children at the Novi Vinodolski summer school, at the Croatian World Games while promoting Croatia as a place of warmth and love to everyone she meets. A true custodian of the preservation of Croatian traditions, language and has organized many conferences and gatherings as foundations for her tireless work. Antonella puts heart and passion in her philanthropic work and is particularly focused on projects that focus on children and women’s issues. With her ever-present smile and open heart while she’s not working as a policewoman, she spends her free time committed to building bridges between Croatia and the communities of Croatian minorities in Molise.