Description

I am a multi skilled person: urban anthropologist and social research at the base, social designer, project manager & evaluating expert, family travel & alternative lifestyle blogger, digital story teller, community & urban development consultant and strategist.

My evaluation skills are backed up by a strong practical experience: for almost 12 years I was the leader of a Romanian NGO (www.asociatia-komunitas.ro), where I had the chance to conceive, implement and coordinate numerous projects & initiatives. For 12 years I have personally learned how a really good project should be like, from beginning to the end.

Key knowledge areas and competences:

-Community development, urban development, urban and social anthropology, arts and culture, youth, non formal and alternative education, project evaluation, blogging and creating communication strategies.

-Excellent capacity of analysis and synthesis. My former work as an anthropologist really helped a lot towards shaping these skills.

-Great capacity to make connections, to think wide and strategically.  Excellent abilities for desk research and assembling information.

-Excellent skills of content writing (online and offline), in areas related to education, culture, travel, parenting, urban studies, urban development, community development, lifestyle.

-Excellent skills of project evaluations (youth, culture, arts, education, urban and community development).

-Selecting and structuring information, managing online communities.

-Excellent managerial skills.

-Very good skills as a social designer and social connector, developing relations and partnerships between various people and institutions, mediating different socio-cultural realities and stimulating the interaction between individuals having completely different social backgrounds.

-Flexibility and adaptability to different contexts, capacity to collaborate, communicate and share experiences and good practices.

-Artistic skills: video editing (Premiere CS3 programme), live video mix (Resolume) and DJing

You can see some of my work here:

-www.kindertrips.com (Romanian only blog)

-www.asociatia-komunitas.ro (the NGO I managed for 12 years – English section available)

-Urban Spaces in Action. Community development in Bucharest socialist’s neighborhoods, 2015 – http://asociatia-komunitas.ro/pdf/SUA-FINAL-small-rez.pdf (example of a book I coordinated – English section available)

-https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7539khY4JpE (you can hear me speaking about an urban education & community development project I coordinated for 2 years)

 

Education

National School of Political and Administrative Studies (SNSPA) in Bucharest

2004 - 2006 Diploma in Anthropology and Community Development

University in Bucharest

2000 - 2004 Diploma in Ethnology and philology

Experience

Romanian National Agency for Community Projects in the fields of Education and Professional Development

2018 - present Evaluation expert

Romanian Administration of National Cultural Fund

2017 - present Evaluator expert of project proposals within Cultural Education and Cultural Interventions Programmes

CEETrust Romania (former Immochan Romania)

November 2017 - October 2019 Community strategist, consultant in community development

Kinder Trips (owner)

2017 - present Blogger

Blogging, writing parenting, education and family travel articles and essays, conceiving communication and social media strategies, developing partnerships, designing travel projects.