Violeta Naydenova graduated in 2004 Audiovisual Journalism at the New Bulgarian University in Sofia, Bulgaria with excellent defending her diploma thesis "Roma image in the Bulgarian Press". During her study in Journalism, Violeta worked as a reporter for the Romani newspaper "Drom Dromendar" and TVs "Nova Televizia" and "TV Evropa". In 2005 Miss Naydenova graduated the postgraduate qualification course "Roma Access Program" at the Central European University in Budapest. In 2006 she completed the Global Student Leadership Programme at the Manhattanville College, New York, U.S.A and European Commission Internship. In the beginning of 2007 Violeta joined the Roma Initiatives, Open Society Institute Budapest and at the moment she coordinates several capacity building projects targeting young Roma students and graduates. Violeta hobbies are playing chess, billiard, backgammon and watching movies.