Emina Kreštalica was born in Banja Luka (Bosnia and Herzegovina). She graduated from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering in Sarajevo in 2003. She is currently taking postgraduate studies at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering in Sarajevo. She has over 15 years of experience as a software engineer. She is currently working in the largest Bosnian company Elektroprivreda BiH in the department for in-house software development.She is a member of the Bosnia and Herzegovina Committee of the International Council for Large Electrical Systems CIGRÉ, as well as the CIRED Working Group on Smart Grid Cyber Security. She is also a member of an informal expert group gathered by the OSCE Mission to BiH, which is the author of the Guidelines for the strategic framework of cyber security in Bosnia and Herzegovina. She is the author and co-author of several papers on software development. She is a Certified Oracle PL/SQL Developer (OCA).