Ileana Costrut is the Projects Coordinator for the Campus Course Network, supporting the matching process between city staff projects, students and faculty members at our partner colleges and universities. Originally from a small town in Romania, Ileana immigrated to Vancouver with her family, and fell in love with the mountains and forests of the West Coast. One of her most impactful learning experiences was participating in a Canada World Youth exchange, where she was introduced to the field of sustainable development. This experience shaped her professional journey, leading her to work at the University of British Columbia in the areas of sustainability education and engagement, student leadership and career development. She is keen to keep learning about experiential and transformative pedagogies and how to connect students to meaningful, values-based learning opportunities that are rooted in their communities.
On weekends, she is hiking, bike touring or cooking for friends and family. Reading in the park is pretty great too.