Velma is a researcher, journalist, peacebuilding expert, and human rights defender from Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Velma has over 15 years of work experience and is currently the Founder and President of the Post-Conflict Research Center, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Balkan Diskurs, and Project Manager of WARM Foundation, Bosnia Branch. She is a journalist, trained at the BBC Reporting School. As a journalist at the Institute for War and Peace Reporting (IWPR) in London and the Hague, Velma spent eight years reporting on war crimes trials and investigating transitional justice processes in the former Yugoslavia. Additionally, she spent three years working as a court reporter at the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network and Association of Court Reporters in Bosnia and Herzegovina, covering court procedures at local and national levels.