Listee Features — June 6, 2018


Coming from a broken home, Pamela Roller struggled early in her academic journey. It wasn’t until her mom got remarried that her life turned around, and her performance in school skyrocketed. When Ms. Roller saw other students struggling, she felt like she was well equipped to help because of her background. She understood the difficulties they were facing and was determined to make a difference. Thus, Ms. Roller took a class her senior year in high school called Exploratory Teaching that let her spend an hour every day helping at the elementary school, and she knew she had found her niche. She proceeded to obtain a Bachelor of Science Degree from Indiana University Kokomo in 1974 and a Master of

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Always interested in other parts of the world, Irena Zubcevic has found the United Nations to be an amazing place to work. She has served the organization as the chief of the intergovernmental policy and review branch of the Office of Intergovernmental Support and Coordination for Sustainable Development since April 2018, preceded by positions as the chief of the ocean and climate branch of the Division for Sustainable Development in the Department of Economic and Social Affairs and as a senior sustainable development officer. The sustainable development agenda includes 17 sustainable developmental goals that she considers to be the framework for the whole of humanity. Ms. Zubcevic contributed to the organization of the United Nations Conference on oceans in 2017

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