After graduating from the American University in Bulgaria, in May 2007, Andrei has spent the last eight years in political training and democracy development fields. Andrei joined the National Democratic Institute in August 2008 and in 2012 became the deputy country director of an innovative program that aimed at bringing closer together two very disconnected sides of Moldovan society: the politicians and the voters. Three years later, the program has worked with more than 150 communities throughout Moldova, contacting door-to-door over 100,000 people, in which citizens experience a new form of democracy; the kind of democracy where their priorities become the priorities of local politicians. Andrei likes to spend time providing political training to people throughout the country – with real people, where the emotions are genuine and actions sincere. As he declares, each new step forward, however small, is what motivates him to keep on walking, in the difficult and not always straightforward environment of democratic development.