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Meet Ionela

Ionela Carabuse

I have really loved working at St Andrew’s.  It’s been amazing to work in such a supportive and friendly environment. The highlight of my time here so far have been the bonds I’ve formed with my students. It has been an amazing experience looking after students from over ten different countries and helping them to settle in and enjoy St Andrew’s College and Cambridge as a city.

I run the Hall of Residence alongside my husband, and we always give our best to every task to ensure the welfare and happiness of the students! As someone who loves cooking, and has a young family, being a House Manager allows me the freedom to enjoy my family life, whilst at the same time exploring my passion of cooking for and caring for young people. I have previously worked in the restaurant and hospitality sector where I was trained in cooking cuisines from all the over world. I love being able to surprise my students with dishes from their own countries!

In my spare time I enjoy being with my family, reading, jogging and travelling. I have many wishes and aspirations, a few are to learn how to play a few instruments and travel to Asia and Australia.

I look forward to welcoming future cohorts of students into my Hall, and providing them with the care and individual attention that will help them flourish here at St Andrew’s.