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Education and Professional Development

  • 2010-now: 

    • Granta/Professional Writing Academy Nature Writing

    • Mornin’ Poets

    • Corporeal Writing

    • Beyond Form Creative Writing

    • Creative Nonfiction

    • Sarah Selecky Writing School

    • Lemon Tree House Writing Retreat

    • Iceland Writers Retreat

    • AWP Conferences

    • Writers Guild of Alberta Annual Retreat

    • U of C Continuing Education - Creative Writing I and II

  • 2011-2018: EMWA Certificates in (Foundation and Advanced) Medical Writing

  • 2012: Writing in the Sciences, graduated with distinction, Stanford University through Coursera

  • 2011: Banff Science Communications Graduate with a Canadian Science Writers Association and Genome Alberta scholarship 

  • 2009: PhD from TU Dortmund/IMPRS-LM (International Max Planck Research School for Living Matter), Germany

  • 2006: MSc in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of Bremen, Germany

  • 2004: BSc in Chemistry from the West University of Timișoara, Romania

 

Professional Memberships

 

Curatorial Experience

  • 2020: Curator of the literary section of Arcana 2020, an international online digital collaboration
    comprising work by 40
    artists and writers (art curator and overall curator: Hazel Ang)

 

Editorial Experience

  • 2019: Board-Certified (BELS) Editor in the Life Sciences (ELS)

  • 2017-2018: Reader and editor of flash fiction at Flash Fiction Magazin

  • 2010-2011: Editor-in-Chief of the PDAC Newsletter, U of C

Teaching Experience

  • 2023: Co-hosted Memory and Imagination with Claudia Tănăsescu at PLAI Festival

  • 2021:

    • Hosted Discovering Your Untamed Voice for Happy Writing

    • Hosted Kaleidoscopic Narratives for Beyond Form Creative Writing

  • 2016-2017: Founder and workshop leader at Creative Writing in Munich

  • 2015-2017: Teacher at Sarah Selecky Writing School  

    • The Story Intensive

    • The Story Workshop

  • 2012-2015: Leader of the online writing community Fața Cărții 

  • 2011: Leader of in-person creative writing sessions in Timișoara, Romania

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