Alexandra Ioan is a Research Assistant at the Hertie School of Governance. She has graduated from the Master of Public Policy at the Hertie School of Governance in 2014 and is currently pursuing the PhD in Governance. She also holds a BA in Communication and PR from the National School of Political and Administrative Studies in Bucharest and an MA in Public Policy and Public Management from the University of Bucharest. Her professional experience relies on the work conducted with several Romanian and international NGOs and foundations in areas mostly related to non-formal education. Among others, she has worked with organizations such as the New Horizons Foundation, the CODECS Foundation for Leadership, the Expedition Inside Culture Association, the Hertie Foundation and Ashoka Germany. As a result of her activity within civil society, she is particularly interested in the development and impact of third sector organizations and social enterprises, as well as in inter-sectoral collaboration in solving social issues.