02.07.2015 11:59 Age: 3 yrs

New Communication Officers: Welcome to the OCEANS team

OCEANS would like to welcome Soraya Ceschin in the position of Communication Officer and Jonathan Bergquist to the position of Deputy Communication Officer.

Soraya graduated in International Development and Cooperation at the University of Bologna, Italy. During the studies Soraya spent also two academic years at the University of Louvain la Neuve (Belgium) and at the Indiana University at Bloomington (USA). Currently working in the educational private sector, Soraya is dealing with administration and procedures, communication and marketing. Soraya also worked previously as project coordinator in educational projects in Serbia, at the unit for financial instruments at the European Commission in Brussels and as finances officer in Italy.

Jonathan received his BA in History from Marshall University.  During his final semester as an undergraduate student, Jonathan studied abroad in Bulgaria.  This experience helped to cultivate Jonathan's love of travel and reinforced his belief in the importance of international exchange programs.  Following his graduation, he was accepted into West Virginia University‚Äôs Atlantis Program, which includes a semester in both Poland and Estonia.  He joined the OCEANS Network when he was first admitted into this program and was fortunate enough to attend AGMs in Warsaw and Berlin.  Jonathan currently resides in Morgantown, West Virginia. He is preparing to defend his thesis in July and will graduate during the summer of 2015 with an MA in History from WVU and an MA in International Relations from Collegium Civitas in Warsaw, Poland. Jonathan hopes to pursue a PhD in History following his successful completion of the program and looks forward to his responsibilities as the new Deputy Communications Officer.