Boise State MBA Graduate, Maya Duratovic, Making Headlines and Connections Around the World

Maya Duratovic holding her Young Professianal of the Year award

Maya Duratovic graduated from the Professional MBA program in 2018. She attended school part-time while working at Boise State in the English Department.

Maya is a true connector — not just of Idaho professionals but business leaders from across the world. As a board member with Global Ties Idaho and manager of the Boise State University English department, she has brought groups of international visitors to enjoy the beauty of the Gem State and make valuable connections.

Maya was instrumental in bringing the prestigious Mandela Washington Fellowship — a program for African professionals — to Boise State University.

“I don’t think a lot of people thought we would get it because it is so prestigious and hard to get,” Maya told the IBR in a recent interview. “We worked really hard and we were one of the best proposals, so we won.” Boise State was one of 27 universities in the United States to host the Fellows.

“Boise’s got heart,” said Duratovic. “Our community is so welcoming and so ready to embrace and learn about different cultures because we don’t have a lot of that here, and so the highlight [of the Mandela Washington Fellows’ visit] to me was the connections that the fellows made with the community members.”

In 2017 Maya was awarded the COBE Signature Student award. And, she was recently awarded the Global Citizen of the Year award  – one of four Young Professionals of the Year honored by the Boise Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals organization. She’s doing such great things.

Read the interview Idaho Business Out Loud with Maya Duratovic.