Irina Mocanu attended Aspire High School in 2016 and has been a part of the Organizing Team ever since. Aspire inspired her to get out of the comfort zone and work on becoming a great leader. She is extremely honoured to put in practice the skills acquired at Aspire and lead the recruitment process for the Academy program this year. Because she believes that knowledge is power, she wishes to spread the Aspire spirit to as many students as possible.
She is in the final year of her undergraduate degree, studying Political Sciences-Security Studies at Babeș-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca. Her passion for international security and diplomacy motivated her to get involved outside the classroom and volunteer for NGOS and think-tanks such as SODEIT Cameroon and Expert Forum.