Madalina Mocan is an accomplished political scientist and development specialist with a broad range of experience leading nonprofit organizations in Romania. With a Doctorate in Philosophy and a Master of Arts in Management, Mocan brings a unique combination of academic achievement and practical leadership skills to her work. She has held numerous roles at the Ratiu Foundation for Democracy, including Executive Director and Program Director, where she was responsible for managing budgets, designing programs, and working with a diverse group of stakeholders. Mocan's areas of expertise include democracy and governance, civil society development, and project management. She has also shared her insights as a Moderator at the Aspen Institute Romania and a Political Scientist at the CSD Centrul pentru Studiul Democratiei. Mocan is passionate about her work and strives to create positive change in the world through her efforts.