Trayan has been Executive Director and a Member of the Management Board of Teach for Bulgaria since 2019. He has been on the team of the organization since its establishment in 2010. His main responsibilities as Executive Director cover the overall strategic development and sustainability of Teach for Bulgaria.
Previously, as Program Director, Trayan was responsible for managing the program teacher recruitment, selection and training teams, developing the alumni community, as well as monitoring and assessing the overall impact of the program.
Trayan grew up in Silistra in a family of stage actors and received his secondary education at the American College of Sofia. He read Sociology at Connecticut College and holds a BA in Social Studies from Harvard University (2006). He worked as a business analyst for the Mitchell Madison Group in New York and London, and for Arthur D. Little in Prague. Before joining Teach for Bulgaria, he completed an MPhil in Sociology from the University of Cambridge (2010).
In his work, Trayan is motivated by issues such as: How should schools and classrooms be organized to offset the effects of the ‘lottery of birth’ or the misfortune to be born and raised in a non-constructive environment? What can one (child or adult alike) do to overcome the non-constructive mental and behavioral models shaped by the environment?
Trayan is also on the Board of Trustees of the American College of Sofia.