After escaping war-ravaged Sarajevo in 1995 and immigrating to the U.S., Dalila Dragnić-Cindrić earned a bachelor’s degree in physics, then a master’s of engineering management. She built a successful career in the tech world, leading teams working to solve interdisciplinary problems. But when she volunteered in her son’s first-grade classroom, she saw a pressing need for better ways to teach. So she came to Carolina to earn a doctoral degree from the UNC School of Education and to learn how to better teach math and science.
This is story number 135 in the Carolina Stories 225th Anniversary Edition magazine.