Fardus joined the Board of the Glencree Centre for Peace and Reconciliation in May 2022. Originally from Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and a survivor of the Bosnian war, Fardus has been living in Ireland for almost 30 years.
She is a founding member of Sisters of Faith for Peace (an Irish interfaith women organisation), a board member of the Muslim Primary Education Board (a patron body of Muslim schools in Ireland), and a PPN representative of women4women network DLR at the Economic Development and Enterprise Special Policy Committee of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council. Her previous board and advisory experience include Southside Partnership, Lift Ireland, Bosnian Community Development Project and others.
A first-class honours holder of MSc. in Cyberpsychology where she also received "The Student of the Year" award, Fardus also holds a BA (Hons) in Politics and Languages from UCD, a Diploma in Management Studies, and an iDTP Master Diploma in Graphic Design. Her research to date explored a sense of belonging and well-being of ethnic minority women in Ireland in both online and offline environments as well as barriers to social inclusion of refugee women in Ireland.
She is currently completing her PhD (exploring media literacy skills of children audiences of the social media influencers) and, building on her academic and professional experience, has developed interactive workshops on positive time online for primary school-age children, parents and adults, working with children in the online environment.
As for her professional capacity, Fardus is a university Lecturer in Marketing and Business Computing and has been an academic judge at the Global Undergraduate Awards Programme since 2019. She is also a Co-founder and Managing Director of FarendNet, an IT consultancy and digital marketing company, specialising in providing professional services to not-for-profit organisations and SMEs.