Dr. Edita Stefanic was born in 1962 in Osijek, Croatia, where she spent the larger part of her life and subsequently the majority of her formal education. She has attained her Ph.D. at the University of Osijek, College of Agriculture, where she holds now the position of a Full-time Professor. She is a Plant Ecologist. Her research work is mainly focused on invasive weeds, and has published multiple research articles in scientific journals. So far she has been involved with numerous international research groups. Former Fullbright student at NC State University. Married, mother of two.