Member

Aleksandra Pavlovska

Aleksandra Pavlovska, B.Sc., M.Sc.

 

D.O.B 29 December 1990

 

Bitola, Macedonia

 

Fluent in English, Serbian, Macedonian;
limited working proficiency in Greek; basic German

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EDUCATION

M.Sc. Organic Agriculture and Food Systems

University of Hohenheim – Stuttgart, Germany

Grade point average: 1.4 (A)

Thesis: Challenges to group based approaches to vegetable production: case study from The Gambia

10/2013-06/2016

B.Sc. International Agribusiness

Specialization: Marketing Management for the Food Industry

Cardiff Metropolitan University (Perrotis College) - Thessaloniki, Greece

First class honors degree - Valedictorian of the Class of 2013

Thesis: An examination of the place of Mediterranean cuisine in the American food-scape: A social media based analysis

09/2010-06/2013

High School Diploma

Veritas Christian Academy - Asheville, North Carolina, USA

08/2008-05/2010

Work EXPERIENCE

Japan Tobacco International – Trier, Germany

Global Leaf Agronomy Trainee

· Rotational assignments 2016-2019 – Germany, Turkey, Serbia, Brazil, USA, Zambia, Tanzania, Malawi.

· Training focused on: tobacco production, quality inspection and blending

· Leaf grades and specific product blends

· Commercial production

current

Sabab Lou Stiftung - Farafenni, Gambia

Project Assistant

· Planned production and marketing activities for the first cycle of the dry season in four different villages

· Supervised the activities of over 300 women and provided valuable advice for the daily operations in the garden

· Established contact with wholesalers and retailers in the region and beyond

· Negotiated price with wholesalers and retailers as well as input providers

09/2010-06/2013

Pelopack S.A and American Farm School of Thessaloniki - Greece

Research Assistant

· Worked on a research project on behalf of Hormel Foods Corporation (USA) and Pelopack S.A (Greece) regarding perceptions of Mediterranean food of US consumers.

· Proposed an innovative Mediterranean food product to penetrate the US market and

· Collected 1000 online comments of Mediterranean food; coded and analyzed the data through the statistical software SPSS.

· Participated in meeting with the CEO of Pelopack S.A and presented the research.

· Proposed specific packaging and label for the product.

09/2012-09/2013

American Farm School of Thessaloniki - Greece

Dean’s Assistant

· Assisted final year students in the completion of the bachelor thesis.

· Advised students on research strategies regarding their chosen topics.

· Helped in analyzing the data collected - both quantitatively and qualitatively.

09/2012-06/2013

Perrotis College – Thessaloniki, Greece

Administrative Assistant

· Managed daily operations in the office - correspondence and other documents.

· Oversaw student file system.

· Ensured compliance with Cardiff Metropolitan University policies

09/2011-06/2012

Accounting Bureau M&Co – Bitola, Macedonia

Intern

· Assisted the main accountants in the preparation of financial statements, tax reporting and salaries’ preparations Oversaw student file system.

· Assisted in month and year end closing procedures.

01/2011-03/2011

Perrotis College – Thessaloniki, Greece

Laboratory Assistant – Food and Science Department

· Prepared experiments for students -pH analysis, soil analysis, strained yoghurt making etc.

· Provided support to students through tutoring.

· Provided support for exam preparation and grading

09/2010-06/2011

NC Mountain Realty Group - Asheville, North Carolina, USA

Office Assistant

· Assisted the realtor in the preparation of advertising materials, mainly flyers.

· Maintained the website and updated the changes in the real estate prices listed with the company.

· Attended “open houses”.

 

 

Research Projects - Bachelor and Masters studies

· A cross cultural analysis of consumer behavior towards organic food: the case of the UK and Greece.

· Export plan for Zlatiborac’s smoked beef ham to Belgium.

· Export plan for Zlatiborac’s smoked beef ham to Greece.

· Market Penetration Analysis - Organic Energy Bars in Greece.

· Market Opportunity Analysis – Kri Kri (with sensory analysis)

 

Publications in Scientific Journal

· Papadopolus P., Arpasanu R. and Pavlovska A., (2014), "American perceptions of Mediterranean food", Food Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 3 (1), pp. 27-46.

· Assistant Editor - Food Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal Volume 3, Issue 1.

Achievements

· Best Orator at the President Ivanov School of Leaders

· STIBET Scholarship - DAAD, Germany

· Valedictorian of the class of 2013 in Perrotis College – awarded by the USA ambassador in Greece

· A.G. Leventis Foundation Scholarship, Greece

· Student Council President and Representative - Greece

· Emerging Athlete in Macedonia - Government Awarded Scholarship

· Matthew 28 Scholarship - Academic and Athletic Scholarship – USA

· Best Athlete in Bitola, Macedonia – 3 times

· Many other athletic and academic awards

 

COMPUTER SKILLS

· Computer literacy (Windows; MS Office; Web browsers and email applications).

· SPPS Statistical Software

 

Personal Interests & Other

· Sports – tennis, basketball, football

· Reading on philosophy and politics

· Attended lectures in the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations in Rome as well as lectures in IFAD, WFP and Bioversity International

· Received an offer for a volunteer/intern position at the FAO Headquarters in Rome (Sustainability Division) under the senior officer of the FAO - Nadia Scialabba

· Participated in the Macedonian President School of Leaders Program in August, 2015 – speakers included current and former presidents, ambassadors, business owners etc.

· Slow Food Member and Sfera NGO