Ivana is originally from Sarajevo, Bosnia, a beautiful capital city with a rich history and delicious food. Her family moved to Clearwater, Florida when she was 5 years old. She attended the University of Florida in Gainesville, majoring in English Literature and Pre-Medicine with a minor in Classics. One of her favorite places to visit in Gainesville is Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park, where she loves to hike and photograph the wildlife. She also regularly drives up to attend Gainesville’s lively Hoggetowne Faire!
She relocated to Tampa in order to attend the University of South Florida, where she received a Master’s Degree in Epidemiology. With several close friends always moving around between the Gainesville and Tampa Bay area, Ivana is very familiar with the challenges of apartment hunting and looking for that perfect fit. Having had several species of pets over the years (cats, rabbits, fish, snakes, and even a savannah monitor lizard), she knows how to find the most pet-friendly places to rent.
The last 4 years have given Ivana the opportunity to thoroughly explore all the well-known attractions and best-kept secrets in the Tampa Bay Area, including all the popular theme parks, cozy tea houses, and even a Circus Training School. She loves to travel all over Florida and is always discovering new events and fun things to do. She hopes her “Florida expertise” will help others in their search for a great place to live!