Welcoming Ana Barišić, WYA Europe’s New Regional Fundraising Manager

WYA warmly welcomes the new Regional Fundraising Manager for WYA Europe, Ana Barišić.


Ana Barišić obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from the Catholic University of Croatia. During her studies, she took WYA’s Certified Training Program in 2020. Before WYA, she always had interests in fundraising and writing grant applications so she applied for the Academy of Regional Development and EU Funds where she had the opportunity to prepare project proposals for EU funding. She also worked on fundraising at Red Noses Clown Doctors. Ana’s previous WYA involvement had been the internship and training in the WYA Croatia office. She is currently in the process of getting her Master’s Degree in Sociology from Catholic University of Croatia.


A goal that I hope to achieve is to turn every idea of ​​mine, or from the  WYA chapters, into reality and thus help widening the  beliefs, values, mission, and vision of WYA.”

Ana also shares that her personal vision as WYA’s new RFM is a world where people are united in doing good and helping each other. “For me, the most important thing is that I can contribute to that through my work which I think, as WYA’s new RFM, I have a great opportunity to do so.”

During her free time, you can catch Ana painting and listening to music on her gramophone. If not, you’ll find her working out at the gym or hanging out with family and friends. 

All the best in your WYA journey, Ana!