Irina is from Romania, from a small town where she graduated high-school in social sciences and volunteered from the age of 12 in a youth association, igniting her passion for both community and global social issues. Currently in the final stages of her undergraduate degree in Development Studies and Sociology at Lund University, Irina has a strong interest in international development research and social transformations.
Irina grew up volunteering for a local youth association in different humanitarian campaigns for disadvantaged children and worked on other various projects which aimed to promote inclusion and diversity. At the age of 16, she participated in the regional project ‘Acting European 3’ as a team leader implementing a strategy to introduce civil education in the Romanian middle-school curriculum. Later she took part in various Erasmus+ projects such as ‘My Path’ in Barcelona, Spain and ‘Wings for Youth’ in Onesti, Romania.
Her implication in so many extra-curricular activities inspired her career goals of coordinating and researching change and social transformation. She is always enthusiastic about new learning experiences and thrives in a fast-paced work environment. Today, Irina is the Research and Data Analysis Officer intern for Bring Hope Humanitarian Foundation in which she applies her analytical skills and work in a team of enthusiastic people.