Ana Hrastovic-Kotrnec, BA

Minister of Finance in charge of international relations, Croatia
BA '05 Business/Business Administration

"I was enriched by the interaction with international professors and colleagues at Webster. Despite my original intention to work in private sector, the internship program at the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) opened up a new world of international governmental organization to me, and actually changed my future. I returned to Croatia and joined the International Department of the Ministry of Finance. I soon received an opportunity to participate in challenging projects.

My professional achievements brought me to Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government. Webster opened up the door to me, and my story is a confirmation that if you work hard, in a transparent manner and with respect for people, you can achieve any goal you wish to."