Romanian Ashoka Fellows
Corina Murafa is leading Next Now/Planet & Climate and is also the Director of Ashoka Romania. Prior to joining Ashoka, she advanced long-lasting positive change in Eastern Europe as a public policy expert on energy and sustainability. She has worked for the World Bank, OMV Petrom, Deloitte, national governments and think tanks.
He has a background in Economics, graduating Faculty of Finance and Banking. However, driven by an authentic learning need he also was involved as a volunteer in Economics Students Association in Romania. He also studied and worked at Alternative University and at Restart in Education.
He is strongly passionate about Olimpism, therefore he gladly was a volunteer at many important sports events. He also co-founded The Coubertin Crew Association, an organisation which aims to develop the ecosystem of sport volunteers in Romania.
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.
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.