I graduated the Faculty of Biology of Ovidius University Constanta, Romania. I have a Master Degree in Biodiversity Conservation. I have been working for more than 3 years as a biologist at the National Institute of Marine Geology and Geo-Ecology GeoEcoMar, Constanta branch. I’m involved in different projects aiming at monitoring and managing the quality of the Black Sea ecosystems.
Currently, I’m a PhD student at the Institute of Biology of the Romanian Academy, Bucharest, studying the genetic diversity of benthic communities from the Danube-Danube Delta-Black Sea system, with a focus on molecular identification and characterization of benthic species and also bacterial communities of marine and freshwater macroinvertebrates and surface sediments. At the same time, I regularly carry out interactive and proactive activities with children and students from schools and University, as part of the “School differently” program. The activities consist of theoretical and practical lessons concerning the biodiversity of the Black Sea, organized on the Romanian Black Sea beaches.