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