After living my early childhood in Romania during communism, where I could experience through my child’s eyes what living under a dictatorship meant, I moved to Italy, where I lived my childhood, my teenage years and early adulthood. I learned from a young age what it means to move to a new country, learn a new language, adapt to a new reality, create relationships with people with a different culture and be the foreigner, the different one, the outsider. I have experienced bullying and racism first hand and had to learn to stand up for myself, become stronger, face complicated situations but first of all face myself and my insecurities, work on my emotions and on new skills that would allow me to get through hard times, understand my desires and define and achieve my goals.
After graduating in Foreign Languages and Communication, I started what would become a long career in blue-chip companies around the world. I lived in the United Kingdom, in the United Arab Emirates, in the United States and now in France. I travelled the globe extensively and met people from all sorts of cultures and backgrounds. I learned to silence prejudice, embrace diversity and have become more and more proficient in integrating, creating and nurturing relationships with people who come from diverse realities, situations, origins, professions and faiths.