October 9, 2019, Prishtina, Kosovo
RIT Kosovo hosted Ms. Brikena Avdyli, highest honors alumni class of 2011, as the Super Speaker for RIT-365 incoming class of freshmen. Brikena shared with the students her journey from graduation day at RIT Kosovo, back then in May 2011 known as the American University in Kosovo, to today when she, among others serves as an Adviser to the Former President of Kosovo, Atifete Jahjaga.
Brikena talked to students about the challenges she has faced as a student at RIT Kosovo, with her studies abroad following her graduation at RIT Kosovo and the adjustment she has experienced coming back home with high hopes on improving the county. She shared the steps she took to make these changes incrementally. Brikena has a background in diversity and inclusion, and has worked with local and international organizations, as well as institutions, towards inclusion of women, youth, persons with disabilities, and other marginalized groups in the electoral processes, and overall ensure their equal access to opportunities.