Lucia Brajkovic currently works as a senior research specialist at the American Council on Education (ACE) where she has collaborated on research projects within their Center for Policy Research and Strategy and Center for Internationalization and Global Engagement. In 2014, Brajkovic worked at UGA's Carl Vinson Institute of Government collaborating on a state-funded 12-month research project conducting analysis of declining undergraduate enrollments, as well as analyzing the potential impacts of policy changes, economic conditions, and demographic changes within the University System of Georgia. She was a Fulbright student from Croatia, and her dissertation research focused on higher education systems in post-transition countries of Central and Eastern Europe. She is also interested in exploring the connections of elite U.S. universities with the industry and corporate world, particularly with transnational corporations.
Brajkovic holds a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and sociology from the University of Zagreb and a diploma in public relations management and was a co-recipient of the 2014-15 Zell and Shirley Miller Graduate Fellowship, which is given by IHE faculty to students with outstanding scholarly potential, academic record and professional achievements.