Program Coordinator (AHA Program) and Project Manager (Ashoka Romania)
I am an international Sicilian professional, who has lived in 8 European regions, Bucharest (current place) included.
Before Ashoka, my background in Economics&Sustainable Development and my 4+ years of international work experience for organizations promoting monetary, financial and legal tools to foster sustainability and social innovation, provided me with the awareness that change is needed in several systems.
Ashoka represents for me a space of action to act for the common good. I enjoy working with Ashoka Fellows, changemakers and the whole ecosystem to foster social progress.
I am passionate about reading socio-economic books, getting lost in historical city centres, playing football and squash.
Ovidiu has been part of Ashoka for 5 years, currently being a community builder for international programmes. Previously, he organized events for the Ashoka Community in Romania (both online and in person), championed candidates for the Ashoka Fellowship, coordinated an Ashoka Central and Eastern Europe program on energy poverty and other local capacity-building processes, supported the Ashoka Europe DEI efforts and organised LGBTQIA+ events Ashoka-wide. He has a background in Economics, graduating Faculty of Finance and Banking. However, driven by an authentic need for alternative learning he was part of the Economics Students Association in Romania, and studied and worked for The Alternative University and Restart in Education Community. Ovidiu is passionate about dancing, sports for social good and DEI.
Alexandra joined Ashoka Romania in 2018 as an intern and then she started being in charge of communication.
She has a background in Psychology, graduating The Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Bucharest. Driven by a desire to have more learning experiences she joined Psychology and Educational Sciences Students Association. There she implemented a project that for the first time in faculty’s history created a context to discuss outside the classrooms about risk groups and minorities in Romania.
Her academic experiences continued in The Netherlands where she graduated a MSc called Youth Studies at Utrecht University.