Alina Blaj was born in Romania and studied bank finance at Babes Bolyai University at Cluj Napoca in Romania. In 2010 she received a Masters Degree in Management from Lyon 2 University. After working as a financial manager in Lyon for one year, volunteered for V.I.E (Volontariat International en Entreprise) for the French Economic Mission in Bucarest. She is currently studying to become a Chartered Certified Accountant. She joined the iPRI team in March 2012 and is now Director of Administration and Finance.