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:

Elizabeth Mullen, Program Officer for American Councils

Elizabeth Mullen is a Program Officer for American Councils’ Inbound Secondary Schools Department, managing FLEX and YES students’ placement and supporting them administratively during their exchange year. She has also enjoyed her position as a Teacher Mentor for WYLET, an English-teaching workshop for specially selected students on FLEX and YES. Before working for American Councils, Elizabeth taught middle school English in Florida for several years, ending with a position in the intellectually gifted students program. She concurrently managed eighth-grade curriculum and an academic team of 100 students each year while sponsoring literacy events and student clubs. Elizabeth graduated from Central Michigan University with degrees in English  and Art education, as well as endorsements in ESOL and Reading. She is originally from northern Michigan, where her family first sparked her interest in international education by hosting exchange students from Latvia and Germany. Having relocated to Washington, D.C. in recent years, Elizabeth is happy to have found her niche in international exchange, supporting talented students from around the world.

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.

Marilena Veronica Ene, American Councils Romania, Program Coordinator

Marilena Veronica Ene has been involved in a series of projects and activities regarding the promotion of active citizenship, public policies, human rights, European values and freedom of expression among youngsters. She has experience in the media sector and civil society.  She has previously worked for the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and VoteWatch Europe. Miss Marilena Veronica Ene has a MA degree in Comparative Politics and a BA Degree in Political Science, at the University of Bucharest and University Libre of Brussels.

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