Ivan was born in 1988 in Belgrade. After graduating from high school, Ivan studied at the Academy for diplomacy and security in Belgrade and Faculty of legal and political studies in Novi Sad. In 2006 Ivan engaged in human rights activism through Liberal Democratic Party and Youth branch of Helsinki Committee for Human Rights in Belgrade, of which he is one of the founders. He participated in numerous YIHR programs before officially becoming the member of the team in early 2013. He works on the development of activist network, Human Rights Program and Regional Exchange Program.