Ivaylo was born in Sofia in 1980. He is enrolled in a Ph. D. programme of Public Relations at the "Sv. Kliment Ohridski" Sofia University. He has a B.A. in Public Relations and a M.A. in Cultural Anthropology of South-Eastern Europe. He is devoted to youth work since 1999 when he was elected as a member of the Students Council of Sofia University. From 1999 to 2003 he used to be the P.R. manager of the Council. In May 2003, he established the Youth Organization of the United Nations Association of Bulgaria and is currently its president. One of his greatest achievements is being selected the first Bulgarian Youth Delegate at the United Nations General Assembly back in 2007. Ivaylo is an alum of "EU and SEE" youth leadership development programme by the College of Europe and "Transfuse" association. He is a member of the European Ph.D. Network for Research of the Civil Society, Bulgarian Public Relations Association and the International Association for Southeast European Anthropology (InASEA). He is also a founding member of "The Greens" party in Bulgaria. His current job is an editor at the online media Webcafe.bg and Sportcafe.bg. His hobbies include motorcycles (his classic Yamaha), fitness and football.