Dragana Lunic is a junior majoring in international studies.
Morgan Matzen: What are your career goals?
Dragana Lunic: I’m hoping to join the Peace Corps after I graduate. Maybe I’ll do some foreign affair work at an embassy or something like that, or teach English abroad. I think I’d like the teaching abroad the most, just to help people.
MM: What do you want to do in the Peace Corps?
DL: I want to see if I can teach with the Peace Corps, and teach abroad as well. Otherwise, if not that, then just anything where I can help people and help change a person’s life. That’s one of my goals, to help people and help change their lives for the better.
MM: Have you had any travel experience?
DL: I’ve traveled to Europe three times and now I’m going to Europe again this summer. I’m going to Germany, Serbia and Montenegro.
MM: What are you doing there?
DL: In Germany, I’m studying abroad so I’m taking some intensive German language courses and in Serbia and Montenegro, I’m just visiting family.
MM: What family do you have there?
DL: Aunts, uncles, grandparents, just about everyone other than my parents and siblings live there.
MM: What did you do the other times that you went to Europe?
DL: I went to Serbia and Montenegro both times too. Back in 2014 it was my first time going over there to really meet my family. I moved to America when I was four, so I didn’t actually know my grandparents or any of the family over there until that year. After that, I just kept going back because I loved it so much.
MM: Do you know why you moved to America?
DL: We came to the United States in the February of 2000, and we started our paperwork and stuff when the NATO bombings over there happened and Serbia was bombed and there was a lot of war over there, so it was safe that we came here.
MM: Is there anything else that you want to add about your family, or what it’s like to move around so much?
DL: I think if I hadn’t been born in Serbia, I wouldn’t have ever really ventured outside of the United States, and I’m really glad that I was. Just going back over there the first time really showed me how much I like to travel, and how much more there is to learn about the world. Now, every summer I can’t wait for a new adventure and I can’t wait to step out of the United States and go somewhere else. I like that.