Our Team

Oana Marchiș 

With a bachelor and master degree in psychology and licensed both as a clinical psychologist and youth worker, Oana has a professional experience of over 10 years in project coordination, education, training, human resources and psychological intervention. She worked on projects in the NGO field, as well as the business and academic field. From March 2019, Oana coordinates the activity of Ratiu Democracy Centre.   

Andriana Coșciug

Andriana Coșciug has a BA in political science and an MA in International Development at the Faculty of Political, Administrative and Communication Sciences, Babeș-Bolyai University. Andriana works as a project manager and as a coordinator of events and projects starting 2014 at the Political Sciences Students’ Society and at the Center for Comparative Migration Studies. Starting 2017, she works as a Romanian language teacher and as a cultural, political and civic orientation teacher for immigrants coming in Romania. At Ratiu Democracy Centre, Andriana is a project manager. 

Doiniţa Seruna

Graduate of Babeş-Bolyai University,  the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Doiniţa has previous working experience in sales and marketing in the online and print advertising industry. Doiniţa believes that every change for the better has to start with ourselves, she believes in commitment and in taking an  active role in the community.

Adrian Crișan

Adi Crișan joined the non-profit sector when he was 15 and; one year later, he coordinated HR and financial departments, as well as debate clubs. At 17 he became the youngest collaborator of VICE Romania. He studies Communication and Public Relations at the Faculty of Political, Administrative and Communication Sciences, Babeș-Bolyai University. He ranked 3rd at Closer2Oxford tournament and became a trainer of Ion Rațiu Debate Club in 2017, following his one year volunteer work for the Ratiu Democracy Centre.

Lorina Culic

Doctor in Sociology and with an MA in Political Communication, Lorina is a research assistant at the Faculty of Political, Administrative and Communication Sciences, Babeș-Bolyai University. With experience in teaching, research, trainings and skills in European project management, Lorina is interested in researching and implementing projects focused on youth electoral behavior and on the social, political and consumer’s psychology.

Irina Popa

Romanian language teacher, Irina strongly believes in the power of young people, whose voices have strong echoes. This echoes confirm that everything is possible through will, action and passion. Thus, you can express yourself, create, transmit and be. To return to you, through what defines you. What defines Irina? A book, a dance, a horse, a child. The development is made through education, through gratitude. All of this can be found at the Free Time Factory - an association created at the initiative of the Ratiu Democracy Centre - where Irina is executive director. Here you can combine everything - literature, theater, will, passion, that is, life with an echo.

Dragoș Pleșa

Dragoș Pleșa is a gold finalist of The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award program, with which he started his activity at the Rațiu Foundation. He started as a volunteer and participated in most of the activities organized by the Ratiu Democracy Centre and the Free Time Factory.  Most of the projects in which he is involved fall into the artistic sphere, namely in the theatre. With the experience he has accumulated and the desire to do beautiful things for the community, he was employed at the Free Time Factory as assistant manager.


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