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About me

I am always up for a challenge, and I love transforming ideas into plans and then turning those plans into reality. And in this process, I feel motivated by the small steps forward, and by the challenges and successes in my day-to-day work.
I am analytical, open and I have a rich imagination. I communicate and write well, I like working with people and I am interested in fact based knowledge, developing projects, non-fiction stories and in exploring different subjects that catch my interest along the way.

Publishing, Communication & PR

Springer Nature

July 2018Present

Assistant Editor - Biomedicine

My role was divided in two parts initially, one related to journals and the other one focused on books. The journal part involved communication tasks, helping organize board meetings, looking into the journals' workflow, helping with presentations and also handling many administrative tasks related to the management of each journal.

For books, I had to be in contact with editors and authors, and coordinate each book project from proposal / contract phase to production.

I recently joined the new Journals Team and since the beginning of March, my work is centered around a portfolio of 23 journals. In addition to my previous tasks, I am now involved in journal analysis, reporting and social media.

Springer Nature

Nov 2017July 2018

JEO Implementation Specialist and Project Coordinator

In this role, my work was somehow similar to the work of a watchmaker. My main task was to look at the processes behind Springer Nature's journals, and to make sure the communication and workflow between authors, editors and the production team runs smoothly. This meant knowing how to create and adjust different workflows, knowing every corner of Editorial Manager and how to make adjustments, training and guiding editors when needed, and being able to fix different kinds of issues that appeared along the way.

Springer Nature

Jun 2016Nov 2017

Editorial Coordinator - Transfers

In this position, my role was to support researchers, scientists and journal editors, by coordinating the transfer of scientific manuscripts between different Springer journals.

My tasks included matching manuscripts transferred to Transfer Desk  with relevant journals, and mediating the transfer process by acting as an intermediary in the communication and decision process between authors and editors.

Besides this, I was a coach for my colleagues in India, and we had weekly meetings in which I answered all their questions and helped them with difficult cases. An important part of my role as a coach was editing their texts and communication materials. The goal was for them to write concise and clear texts, and to help with that, I developed a writing webinar that was used in online sessions.

European Patent Office

Jan 2015Jun 2016

Administrative Officer

My role was to help digitize the organization's information, applications, and publications. I edited and processed patent applications and different scientific publications.

Rank a Brand Amsterdam

Aug 2010Apr 2011

Junior Communication Officer

In this position I developed the communication plan of the organization. I was also in charge of daily administrative tasks.

Fairfood International

Apr 2010Aug 2010

PR Assistant

At Fairfood International, my tasks included writing, editing and designing PR materials, coordinating petition initiatives and different administrative tasks, including database management and clean-up.

Writing and Events


April 2011Present

Journalist and writer

I am a regular contributor to the international documentary magazine Modern Times Review ( and to the award winning photography blog Feature Shoot (

For the past eight years, I have been writing features, essays, travel pieces, interviews and reviews for publications such as Guernica Magazine, Coldnoon, Lost Magazine, DOX Magazine, Dilema Veche, Scena9,, The Holland Times, Point of View Magazine, METRO, among others.

Astra Film Festival, Sibiu

January 2018August 2018

Film Programmer (project based)

For the 25th edition of Astra Film Festival, I was in charge of the pre-selection of the Central and Eastern European section of the festival.

That meant scouting for new and relevant documentaries, watching and evaluating all submissions and making the final selection of films that will be competing in this section.


January 2015January 2018

Co-founder Eastwards and Spotlight: Romania Festival

Eastwards is a cultural initiative meant to promote Eastern European art and culture in The Netherlands.

For the last four years, Eastwards has been organizing Spotlight:Romania, a festival that takes place each fall in The Hague. It all began with a successful first edition that took place the whole month of October in 2015. The festival was organized in collaboration with GEMAK Art Gallery and De Nieuwe Regentes Theater and was a showcase for contemporary Romanian photography and film. The underlining theme was ’migration’. On the overall, the festival attracted more than 1300 visitors. Because of its success, the Spotlight:Romania photography exhibition was extended for another month.

In the beginning, in addition to curating the photography exhibition and the documentary selection, I was involved in all aspects regarding the organization of the festival, including planning and development, communication strategy and developing PR materials. As the festival grew and more people joined the team, I am now more focused on the documentary selection, introductions and Q&As, and I am no longer part of the core organizing team.

Platform Spartak, The Hague

July 2014July 2015

Event Programmer and Coordinator (project based)

Ulysses' Gaze was an international project focused on migration which took place in several countries across Europe.

I was in charge of the project in The Netherlands and I programmed and organized monthly film screenings of Eastern European films about migration, followed by discussions with experts, which I moderated.


University of Amsterdam

Feb 2008Oct 2009

Msc in Communication

During my master studies, I focused on visual culture, photojournalism and research methods.

My thesis ”Looking at Beautiful Drama: Framing Photojournalistic Images” is a study on how the representation of social issues in press photography influences people’s perception of these issues.

Because the subject was relatively new at the time. Because of that and because I conducted an extensive and rather complex research, I was one of the few Master students invited to present their work at the International Communication Association conference in Singapore, June 2010.

Babes-Bolyai University


Bachelor in Political Science

During my bachelor studies, my main interests were political theory, migration issues and human rights.

My thesis ”Violence, Ideology and Romanian Communism” is a research into the double life people were forced to live during communism.

The thesis was well received and published in Studii Politice, vol.3, edited by S
Gherghina and V Boari, Presa Universitara Clujeana, 2008.


Thompson Reuters Foundation

Nov 2012Nov 2012

Writing and Reporting News (UK)

Intensive course on writing and reporting news, including practical
assignments completed in challenging situations and under time pressure.

ACTIS / ETH Zurich

Sep 2011Sep 2011

Youth Encounter on Sustainability (Switzerland)

Intensive three-week course on sustainability, incorporating academic
work, field trips, workshops, cultural and social activities.

Top Quality Management

Sep 2007Oct 2007

Training of Trainers TUV Certified Diploma (Romania)

This certificate course provided me the knowledge and practical tools for organizing and conducting a training from concept to delivery.

Portfolio: Articles

Portfolio: Events


Interpersonal Skills

I am a team player, empathetic, assertive and creative. I focus on finding solutions to problems, I have good analytical skills and I can think outside the box.


English (fluent), Romanian (fluent), Italian (fluent), Dutch (NT2), French (intermediate understanding and reading), Spanish (basic).


Management & collaboration tools: Trello, Basecamp

Client & server software: Microsoft Office suite, Google Drive, Dropbox

Publishing: Editorial Manager

Social media & web: content promotion through platforms like Facebook, Instagram; Google Analytics

Web: Wordpress, Wix, Squarespace

Image processing / editing tools: InDesign

Presentation tools: PowerPoint, Prezi

Statistics software: SPSS


Volunteer & Buddy (STEK Den Haag, 2013 - 2016)

For almost three years I was a social buddy for victims of human trafficking. Part of this, I showed them around the city, helped them meet others, socialize and re-learn to enjoy and trust the company of others.

When I became part of this project, I initially worked in a women's shelter and helped with small events.

Through this work, I learned a lot about human trafficking, health, and emotional issues and eventually about human nature. On a personal level, this experiences taught me how important small things can be and it also helped put my own worries in perspective.

Caretaker (Egelopvang, 2013 - 2014)

During my time at the shelter, I took care of wounded and sick hedgehogs. I cleaned, fed them, weighted them and gave them medicine and food.

This was such a beautiful and rewarding experience. The shelter was run by a family and they were so warm and taught me everything I now know about hedgehogs and how to take care of them.

United Nations Online Volunteering Program (2010 - 2012)

For two years, I wrote and edited communication materials for organizations from Africa and Asia. Some of the organizations I worked for are Free World Foundation, Ghana and Grace Association, Pakistan.

My (Other) Interests

I am much fond of animals, I meditate every day, I travel and I love endurance running (I ran the Arctic marathon this year and I will attempt my first ultra run in the fall).

I also read a lot. My interests vary, I mainly read non-fiction and put in broad terms, I am interested in social issues, personal essays, politics, Buddhism and generally in understanding the world we live in, both from a personal and a macro perspective.

A special interest of mine is understanding the differences between East and West, the communist legacy, the nostalgia phenomena and the Eastern Europe feel, aesthetics and stories. 

For my own entertainment, I write short stories in rhymes and I illustrate them.

One day I will write a book.