Growing up in Pitesti, Romania (land of the vampires and home of the gymnasts), my youth was a constant longing for outside cultural experiences. The magazine kiosk around the corner was my lifeline – filled with pages upon pages of the looks, music and events people around the world were experiencing.
My backup oxygen tank was a small Barbie notepad, which was quickly inundated with stories, thoughts and various poems requested by my elementary school Romanian language teachers. From a very young age, writing hooked me – first as a creative means of organizing my thoughts, and as I grew older, as a tool of empowerment and information dissemination.
My interest in journalism and writing springs from a desire to create unfussy media that helps people regain trust in the industry. With constant emerging content, it is easy to become overwhelmed with what’s available. My goal is to create work that informs and entertains – without burdening the reader. I believe that a warm, authentic tone is the key to a great article and honesty is the best policy.
Out of all aspects of journalism, I enjoy writing features the most. Nothing compares to the rush of heading out for an interview and the possibility of discovering the nooks and crannies of another human’s life and body of work. Some of my favorite topics to report on are fashion, lifestyle, travel and innovative community leaders spanning a variety of industries.
I am a graduate of New Mexico State University’s Journalism and Mass Communication program, where I emphasized in Print Reporting and Public Relations, and received minors in Marketing and Advertising. My work experience bridges traditional journalism, public relations and community engagement within industries such as education, real estate and transportation – but my heart belongs in the lifestyle sphere, writing and social media-ing away.
"We write to taste life twice - in the moment and in retrospect."
I’m a self-proclaimed writer, social media junkie and fashion and lifestyle aficionado.