Before joining FP, he managed external relations at the German Marshall Fund of the United States and led the institutional partnerships division at Center for Civilians in Conflict. Pagovski has also held positions at the United Nations, the NATO Association of Canada, and in the Macedonian government.
In 2010, Pagovski founded the Challenge Future Chapters Network, which activates young leaders on sustainability initiatives. He has held fellowships with the Aspen Institute, Goldman Sachs, the Institute of International Education, the Fund of American Studies, GLOBSEC, the Eurasia Foundation, and the Policy Center for the New South. Pagovski was also a recipient of the Kimberly Miller Award for European Studies from American University and the David Merchant International Student Award for Achievement from Phi Beta Delta Honor Society. He is a graduate of American University’s School of International Service.