UNL student looks to give back through non-profits
Ever since her family sought refuge in the United States to escape genocide, Hana Muslic has had a passion for non-profit organizations.
Born in a vacated hospital in Sarajevo, Bosnia, during the Bosnian War, Muslic and her family fled Bosnia to escape the Bosnian genocide, an ethnic cleansing carried out by President Slobodan Milosevic with the goal of eliminating the Bosnian-Muslim population. Thanks to Catholic Social Services, her family was relocated in Lincoln, Nebraska, in April 1996.
Muslic’s passion stems from her first-hand experience of the impact these organizations can have on people in need. Her mother works at the Friendship Home, an organization that helps victims of domestic violence, where she and her sister regularly volunteered during their childhood.
She now works for a non-profit as the social media intern at Lincoln’s ACLU, a branch of a national organization that protects civil rights across the country. As an intern, she sends press releases and researches court cases.
Muslic plans to continue her career with the ACLU. While her job at the Lincoln ACLU is fulfilling, her sense of wanderlust fuels her ambition to work up the organization’s ladder, eventually landing a job at a different destination.
“A lot has been given to me,” she said. “I’d like to give back in some way, shape or form.”