Camp Kennedy is financed by the U.S. Embassy Bucharest and coordinated by American Councils for International Education, Romania office. The project team is the following:
Carter Johnson, American Councils Regional Director
Carter Johnson will provide senior oversight and guidance to program staff of Camp Kennedy. Dr.Johnson has over 10 years’ experience managing field operations and youth programs across a wide variety of countries and thematic areas.
Eliza Chirilă, American Councils Romania Country Representative
Eliza Chirilă will lead project development and provide operational oversight of Camp Kennedy in Bucharest. Ms. Chirilă has worked on youth affairs for several years, having previously been a Youth Delegate to the United Nations and president of the Romanian-American University (RAU) Students Councils, RAU Senate and Board Member, and Vice-President of the National Students Union (USR). Ms. Chirilă is active in the civil society community, involved in the World Economic Forum’s Global Shapers Bucharest Hub, programs involving student transition to the workforce, and other areas of social economic development.
Andra Cărăușu, American Councils Project Coordinator
Andra Cărăușu will be the Camp Director and project coordinator of the Kennedy Camp. Ms. Cărăușu has demonstrated commitment to leadership and civil society throughout her school and university years. While Vice-President in Brasov’s Student Council, she initiated a work-shadowing project in cooperation with City Hall to enable youth to better understand public institutions, was awarded a coveted Civil Society prize by country authorities, and was an Events Officer at one of Romania’s principal leadership summer schools, the Aspire Academy. Ms.Cărăușu is currently a student at the National University of Political Studies and Public Administration and joined American Councils in 2016.
Ramona Omet will be the Assistant Camp Director. For over 10 years, Ms.Omet has been involved in project activities to promote human rights, democratic values and public policies in support of youth affairs. Ms.Omet has contributed to the development of the Center for Human Rights and Migration, the National Moot Court Competition on Human Rights, and the Refugees and Migrants Rights project in partnership with UNHCR. Since 2014, she has been a Program Coordinator at the European Center for Legal Education and Research. Ms.Omet holds a Master’s degree in Business Law, and is a graduate of the School of Law, School of Orthodox Theology, and School of Management-Marketing.