Ileana Marin, Program Officer

Ileana Marin has been affiliated with the foundation since 1994. Her contributions to the foundation’s work are of a research, programmatic, and managerial nature, and are conducted nationally and internationally on matters related to democracy and civil society development, civic engagement and capacity building, civic journalism, environmental studies, and notions of leadership. She is the ongoing liaison with the Antonio Núñez Jiménez Foundation for Nature and Humanity in Cuba and the Arab Network for the Study of Democracy.

She is editor and translator of the Romanian editions of David Mathews’ Politics for People; editor of Collective Decision Making around the World: Essays on Historical Deliberative Practices; and coeditor of Initiatives in Active Citizenship for Democratic Strengthening in Latin America, the Caribbean, and the United States, Active Citizenship for a Sustainable Economy, and Beyond Politics as Usual: Paths for Engaging College Students in Politics. She has also contributed to the foundation’s periodical, Connections.

Marin holds an MA in Romanian and Hungarian linguistics and cultures from Bucharest University, Romania, and Janus Pannonius University, Pécs, Hungary; completed studies toward an MA in ethnic and minority studies from the School of Sociology, Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE), Budapest, Hungary; and holds an MA in human and organizational development from Fielding Graduate University, California, where she also completed studies toward a PhD.