Chapter Leader

USA, Rasti Nikolic (BUSI '13)

Rasti Nikolic (BUSI ’13) is from Croatia and moved to the U.S. in 2013 after graduating from the CEU. Rasti worked in profit and non-profit organizations, in the U.S. and Europe. She currently works for a wealth management company.

She likes traveling, cooking, having a glass of wine, and spending time with family and friends. On a weekly basis, she volunteers at the CNM, and co-authored and leads 2 workshops.

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Romania, Stefan Cibian (IRES '12)

Stefan is a CEU alumnus graduating from IRES (2012, Ph.D.) and SPP/CPS (2006, M.A.). He is the executive director and co-founder of the Făgăraș Research Institute.

Kazakhstan, Brendan Duprey (ENVS '15)

March 5, 2020

Brendan is the founding Director of the Sustainable Kazakhstan Research Institute and Associate Professor in Sustainable Development at Narxoz University in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Brendan has been working globally for over a decade on solutions driven sustainability programs and research. His work has been recognized internationally including having one of his programs selected as a best practice for the UNECE Decade on Education for Sustainable Development.

Why does he volunteer as Alumni Chapter Leader?

South Korea, Elis Bechir (NATI '08)

November 7, 2019

Elis Bechir (NATI '08) relocated to South Korea in early 2019, working with an international organization that allies with local governments of developing countries to tackle climate change. After graduating from CEU, she took on different challenges around the world, from promoting human and women rights in the Ivory Coast, to giving career advice and teaching English and French to young immigrants in Spain, standardizing procedures and supporting the improvement of the service-level performance across Africa and delivering Emiratization program in the UAE.

Moldova, Cristina Turcu (POLS '08)

Cristina Turcu obtained her MA from the CEU Department of Political Science in 2008. In 2018 she graduated from the IREX Community Solutions Program, while consecutively completed George Mason University’s Program Leadership course.

Cristina has more than ten years’ experience with nonprofits, including work with the Médecins du Monde Mission to Moldova; the Legal Resources Centre from Moldova and the United Nations Development Program. Currently she is the Aide for the EU High Level Adviser to the Government of Moldova on Confidence Building Measures.