Marija was a member of the Working Group for the establishment of RYCO, going on to take up the position of Head of the Local Branch Office of RYCO in Belgrade. Besides regional cooperation and reconciliation, youth policy and youth empowerment are the focus of Marija's work. She was a Secretary General of the National Youth Council of Serbia (2012-2017). Marija also worked as a consultant developing local and regional strategies, action plans, projects and activities, providing training in organizational management, youth participation and intercultural learning. Marija graduated International Relations and Project Management from the faculties of Political Sciences and Organisational Sciences at Belgrade University.