Before joining the Aspen Institute Romania, Mirela worked as project manager, conducting market research projects for one of the major global companies in this field. Coordinating multiple processes involved in the research mechanism, she developed her abilities to manage complex projects and to interact with diverse stakeholders. At the start of her career, Mirela acquired experience in public speaking and team management working as a tour guide.

Mirela speaks fluently French and English and holds a MA in “Contemporary History” from the Sorbonne University as well as a MA in “Intercultural Management” from the UNESCO Chair of the University of Bucharest.