Lev holds a doctorate in criminal justice from the School of Criminal Justice within Michigan State University and an MA in Nonprofit Organization Management from Babeș-Bolyai University. As the Corporate Initiative Research Manager, Lev’s role is to drive EVPA’s research and thought leadership on corporate social investing by conducting research projects on the latest trends and questions in the field. In this role, he is responsible for the full research cycle, drafting and developing research publications, as well as sharing research findings.
Lev is also a founding member of the Initiative for European Democratic Culture (ICDE) think-tank, a research fellow at Făgăraș Research Institute and Center for the Study of Democracy, and the recipient of the Romanian Young Academics Fellowship. In these capacities, Lev pursues academic research related to criminology, product counterfeiting, policing and urban safety. He is also interested in more applied research on the topics of philanthropy and sustainability and is passionate about turning the world into a better place for each and all.