Jelena is a second-year Graduate Scenic Design candidate. This is her second design with the Clarence Brown Theatre. Her past professional experience includes a production of Dear Yelena (Belgrade Drama Theatre, Belgrade, Serbia) and many collaborations with FIST (Festival of International Theatre) both in Serbia and Romania. She has been honored with three awards – Second place in the scenic design competition at the Southeastern Theatre Conference (SETC) for Top Girls, the ULUPUDS (The Association of Artists and Designers in Serbia) award for her final undergraduate projects (Theatre, Film and TV Design) as well as an award (Milenko Serban) for Best Final Project in the field of Scenic Design.