Alma Ruznic discovered her passion early in life, that is working with motivated but underprivileged youth. Growing up as a immigrant in a low-income family was a tough experience with barriers Alma had to break out of, and it motivates her to continue advocating and working with youth that are considered at-risk, low-income, or anything else that may prevent them from achieving their goals.
Outside of TAYSF, Alma has been active as a program officer at Communities in Harmony Advocating for Learning and Kids (CHALK) and a peer educator for Females Against Violence which is located at Horizons Unlimited. Alma has seen the impact organizations such as Chalk have on the community and in her peers and she is very proud to be apart of it.
Alma’s super long term goal I hope to go back to Bosnia and set up her own non-profit working with youth through the arts.
“My inspiration comes from little bits and pieces of everything in this world. Music, education, my family and friends, the youth I’ve worked with all inspire me day to day,” Alma says.
“I feel blessed to be where I am and that alone inspires me to work harder and better myself as a person. I am looking forward to my first year at USF, as well as my new job as a Young Adult Advocate for Taysf. There are a lot of changes happening this year, and I am looking forward to all of them.”