I first joined the University of Essex in 2013 as an undergraduate, and graduated in 2016 with a First Class degree in BA Criminology with Social Psychology, having received three Fuller Bequest Prizes for highest Criminology year mark and highest degree mark. This enabled me to go on to study for an MSc at Essex in Criminology and Socio-Legal Research, funded by the University of Essex Faculty of Social Sciences. Being awarded a scholarship by the South East Network for Social Sciences (SeNSS), I am now studying for a PhD in Criminology, which looks at organised crime in Romania.
I was born and grew up in Cluj-Napoca, a city in the Transylvanian region of Romania.
I love dogs and hedgehogs. In my spare time I enjoy watercolour painting (often while having Bob Ross videos in the background) and enjoy skiing in the winter.