Gabriela Ivan

2022 IVLP Impact Award Project: Ukrainian Cultural FestivalRomania

Gabriela Ivan is the administrative officer of the International Science Council, the world’s largest international NGO that brings together the natural and social sciences with a membership of more than 200 international scientific organizations, academies and research councils. Previously she was the International Partnerships Manager of FIRST Tech Challenge Romania, the biggest robotics and STEM education program for high school students in Europe and the third largest in the world.

Gabriela is actively engaged in the fields of science diplomacy, sustainable development, technology and innovation and has been a speaker, moderator, fellow and program organizer in partnership with the United Nations, UNESCO, U.S. Embassy in Romania, Geneva Science and Diplomacy Anticipator, Geneva Center for Security Policy, Berlin Science Week, Paris School of International Affairs and with many other embassies, universities and other organizations.

Gabriela completed her bachelor’s degree in international economic relations at the American University of Bucharest and her master's in development, international cooperation and humanitarian aid at the National University of Political Studies and Public Administration in Bucharest. She also studied diplomacy and global governance at Sciences Po, Paris School of International Affairs. She was a 2019 Science Engager of Year Finalist and the 2018 Global Leaders Fellow for Emerging Nonprofit Executives.

IVLP Impact Award Project: Ukrainian Cultural Festival

The Ukrainian Cultural Festival was a manifesto for solidarity, peace and resilience. It was an empowering space where the art and wonders of the human spirit, identity and culture came first. The one-day festival, organized in Bucharest, gathered five Ukrainian nationals currently living in Romania who showcased their national culture through visual arts, music, dance, food and so much more. The festival invited attendees to celebrate the beauty and uniqueness of the Ukrainian culture and sent a message of hope in these troubling times of war. The Ukrainian Cultural Festival was open to the public and about 50 visitors participated. The festival brought awareness around the support Ukrainian nationals need while in Romania.

"Thank you for an event that made us feel like home in this hard time." - Ukrainian Event Attendee

IVLP Exchange Experience

Gabriela was a participant in the IVLP Project NGO Management, organized by the U.S. Department of State and Meridian International Center.

U.S. Communities Visited Virtually

Little Rock, AZ; Denver, CO; Washington, DC; Miami, FL; Atlanta, GA; St. Louis, MO; Buffalo, NY; Pittsburgh, PA; West Reading, PA

"I was thrilled to be a part of the 2021 IVLP program and to have the amazing opportunity to meet my fellow participants, leaders with impressive backgrounds and expertise, coming from many countries across the world. The sessions were engaging, and I was delighted to learn from amazing speakers." - Gabriela Ivan

Country: Romania

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