Ionela is Television section chief for Resolute Support mission in Afghanistan. She is responsible for the production of Resolute Support content to explain its mission and activities to a broad public in order to create a supportive atmosphere for the conduct of military operations under UN mandate. Ionela is a specialist in the field of Psychological and Information Operations, Communications, Media Operations and International Affairs. She has planned and implemented media programs in order to increase the popular support for the Afghan National Security Forces and the Government of Afghanistan and decrease support for anti-government elements. Also, Ionela has developed several TV campaigns to empower the Afghan women and to increase the quality of the Afghan educational system. Ionela is also involved in a PhD at National Defense Academy in Bucharest. Her thesis is related to Hybrid threats and their social, economic, and political implications for individual countries and their societies. Lieutenant in the Romanian Army, Ionela has also supported her multinational comrades, earning two US medals.
Sector: Government and International Institutions
Main Pillar: Media
Areas of Expertise: Journalism and New Media Technologies
Country of Origin: Romania
City of Residency: Bucharest, Romania