Ioana joined EVPA in April 2017 with a strong desire to raise awareness about venture philanthropy. Before EVPA, she worked as Communications and Fundraising Manager for PACT Foundation, a community development organisation in Romania. Ioana’s vision is a community that values close ties and relations, offers equal opportunities, and respect for every person, and gives everybody the opportunity to make their own choices. Ioana has volunteered and worked for a wide range of non-governmental organizations in the area of communication and fundraising: PRIME Romania, Greener, Chance for Life, and GRASP (Global Romanian Society of Young Professionals). She has a Bachelor in Communication and Public Relations within the University of Bucharest. In 2010 she graduated from a master’s program in European Communication Studies within the University of Amsterdam. After the master, she did an internship program within the European Agency for Fundamental Rights in Vienna, Austria.