Liza Gashi is an executive leader, innovator, and entrepreneur with global experience in policy, research, and engagement of multi-stakeholders in governance, development, migration, and diplomacy. Liza is a former Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Diaspora in Kosovo during Kurti Government 2020; founder and former executive director of GERMIN, a non-governmental organization that uses technology and virtual channels to connect and engage Diaspora in advancing the development and democratization of their home countries. Co-founder and former managing director of KosovoDiaspora.org, a crowdsourcing digital engagement and diplomacy platform that connects Kosovars to the world, and the world with Kosovars. Founder and chairwoman of UWC Kosova, a National Committee of Kosovo for United World Colleges (UWC), a global education movement that makes education a force to unite people, nations, and cultures for peace and a sustainable future. Liza completed a Master of Public Administration (MPA) at Arizona State University and holds a bachelor’s degree from Wartburg College (IA) in International Relations, Political Science, and Spanish Language and Literature. She is also a proud alumna of United World College in Costa Rica and the National University of Córdoba in Argentina.