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Class 13 (2014-2016)

Cristina Andoni, Moldova

Duke University – Master in International Development Policy

Cristina Andoni has more than seven years of experience promoting socio-economic development, women’s rights and engaging in corporate consulting in the private and social sectors in Europe and North America. She has worked in various capacities, helping rural city hall accountants to implement an integrated municipal financial software program with the US Agency for International Development Local Government Reform Project in Moldova, and managing the operations and finances of the Media and Cultural Policy programs at Soros Foundation-Moldova, one of the biggest and most reputable nonprofits in Moldova. Cristina was also selected to be part of a network of international leaders and served as an Atlas Corps fellow at Points of Light, USA, the largest organization in the world dedicated to volunteering and service. Within Points of Light’s Corporate Institute she managed projects and designed solutions for Fortune 500 corporations and nonprofits across the United States, which seek to develop or grow sustainable employee volunteering programs and strengthen private-nonprofit partnerships. Prior to joining Duke University, Cristina worked for the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development within its Small Business Initiative where she applied both her corporate and nonprofit experiences to help local companies grow by supporting women in business and implementing activities that aimed to develop the consultancy market in Moldova.

Cristina is passionate about social change and is an advocate for women’s rights. She holds a degree in Economics from the Academy of Economic Studies of Moldova and was awarded scholarships by the US Department of State and the Fund for American Studies. At Duke University, Cristina is planning to learn more about the policy process, development economics and practices in conflict management to advance her plans to work for the government or the international development community as a public policy consultant.

Applied Field Experience

Duke Center on Globalization Governance and Competitiveness, Durham, NC, USA