Senior Communications and Marketing Officer
Ioana studied European and International Politics at the Babes-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca, Romania and at Nottingham Trent University, UK. She also holds a postgraduate Research Master in Security Studies from the University of Wales, Aberystwtyh, where she was an Early Research Training Marie Curie fellow. During 2008, Ioana was an intern with the Security and Defence Subcommittee Secretariat in the European Parliament, where she was tasked with researching the links between security and development policies. Ioana first joined the Centre in January 2010, first as an intern, then as Project Officer in charge of the common projects with the Centre's member foundations. Throughout 2011, she worked as Campaign Relations Manager, overseeing the European operations of an American technology company that advises political parties and candidates on their digital strategy. Her areas of interest range from the EU's foreign and security policy to social media, particularly its role in elections and campaigns. Ioana speaks English and French and has a passive knowledge of Spanish and Italian.