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Nada Miljkovic
  • Pronouns she, her, her, hers, herself
  • Title
    • Crown 1 Core
  • Division Undergraduate Education
  • Department
    • Crown College
  • Affiliations Alumni Engagement, Digital Arts and New Media
  • Phone
  • Email
  • Website
  • Office Location
    • Crown College Admin Building, Crown 108
  • Office Hours By Appointment
  • Mail Stop Crown College Admin Office
  • Mailing Address
    • 1156 High St
    • Santa Cruz CA 95064-1077
  • Courses Crown 1, Crown 90, Crown 92, Crown 95, Crown 98

Summary of Expertise

Media History, Theory & Praxis

Digital Storytelling 

Entrepreneurship Education & Pedagogy


Biography, Education and Training

UCSC Lecturer with Continuing Appointment

Project Manager for UCSC’s Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurial Development,
Entrepreneur, Filmmaker & Community Activist

Nada Miljkovic is a multi-disciplinarian educator, entrepreneur, and artivist (artist-activist). She teaches a wide variety of subjects from entrepreneurship, digital storytelling, and the ethics of emerging technologies. She works with students of all ages from eleven year olds to college and MBA and graduate students. She traveled the world with the Stanford Precollegiate International Institutes, particularly in Latin America, teaching hundreds of middle schoolers and high school students. Her entrepreneurship curriculum is based on the National Science Foundation Innovation-Corp Lean Startup Methodology. She participated at the national level of the NSF I-Corp program Fall of 2019. 

Nada has launched four companies, two that stuck. She is CEO and co-founder of GetVirtual, a service-learning program that gives students real-world experience helping businesses get online. She is the President of the Board of two non-profits E.A.R.T.H Lab SF and former Chair of the Board of Directors for the Arts Council of Santa Cruz County.  She is a TEDxSantaCruz organizer and community radio host. 

Nada is currently studying for a Ph.D. in Digital Arts, at the University of Arts, Belgrade, Serbia. She has a BS in Construction Management and BA in Philosophy from Purdue University, as well as a Masters in Fine Arts in Digital Arts and New Media from the University of California Santa Cruz. 

She lives in Santa Cruz, California with her family.


Honors, Awards and Grants

UCSC Sammy Award - Honored Faculty for contributions towards career development in the UCSC community, May 2021


Santa Cruz County, Hometown Hero, Santa Cruz Works for work with GetVirtual, January 2021


#27 of Top 50 things that got Santa Cruz through 2020 Good Times list for KSQD show, Cruz, News, and Views. 


National Science Foundation Innovation Corps, Mentor for Team VLab, October 2019


Recipient of Lead Artist Award for the Lost Childhood’s Exhibition Museum of Arts & History, July 2017


Honorarium for Critiquing the Graduating Digital Art and New Media Students, May 2017


Recipient of the Arts Council Santa Cruz Development Grant, March 2014


Graduate Research Symposium, best oral/live presentation Arts Division UCSC, May 2009


DANM, UCSC MFA Installation Grant, 2009


Tuition Fellowship, Teaching Assistantships Digital Arts and New Media, UCSC, 2007-2009


GARC, Porter Associate Fellows Graduate Arts Research Grants, 2008-2009


The Studenica Foundation Project Art Grant for the production of Two Villages, One Heart, Mill Valley, CA, 2002