Alexandra Ioan’s journey from community organiser to research designer to system changer.

.A 2018 graduate of the Doctoral Programme in Governance, Ioan now heads a new European research centre for Ashoka, a global network that elects Fellows – social entrepreneurs – who have innovative approaches to big public problems and ultimately want to change how systems function. Using her expertise as a researcher, she has established the Learning and Action Center  think tank to compile and analyse data on the experiences of Ashoka Fellows in Europe. The idea is to gather insights about their experiences that can be applied to outside organisations, entrepreneurs, NGOs, businesses or others. “I think a lot about how policymakers can use the experience and insights of these Fellows.”

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