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Teaching Experience

  • 2024:

    • Hosted Realismul Magic Azi - Magic Realism Today for adults at the bookstore Cărturești Mercy in Timișoara, Romania 

    • Hosted Personaje Preferate - Favourite Characters for 10-year olds at Liceul Grigore Moisil in Timișoara, Romania

    • Hosted Kaleidoscopic Narratives online

    • Hosted Write Your Self as IWD workshop for women​

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

  • 2022:

    • Hosted Discovering Your Untamed Voice for Happy Writing

    • Hosted Kaleidoscopic Narratives for Beyond Form Creative Writing

  • 2019: Co-hosted Writing the Fantastic with Steve Toase at the Orangerie Art Gallery in Munich

  • 2016-2017: Founder and workshop leader at Creative Writing in Munich (currently Creative Questers)

  • 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

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

Education and Professional Development

  • 2024:

    • Ongoing: Art Life Coach Certification with Holistico

    • Ongoing: Dual Certification as Forest Bathing Guide and Forest Therapy Practitioner with Forest Therapy Hub

    • Tin House Craft Intensive - Writing Place and Land with Dur e Aziz Amna

    • Psychological First Aid (John Hopkins University; Coursera)

  • 2023: 

    • ​​Granta/Professional Writing Academy Nature Writing (UK; online)

    • Surreal Prose Poetry with Jose Hernandez Diaz (US; online)

    • Hitting a New Note - Poetry Class with Alina Ștefănescu (US; online)

    • Mornin’ Poets (Romania; online)

  • 2019-2023: Corporeal Writing Workshop (US; online)

  • 2020-2021: Beyond Form Creative Writing Workshops (Scotland; online)

  • 2018-2020: AWP Conferences (Virtual; Portland, OR; Tampa, FL; USA)

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

  • 2017: Life Purpose Coach Certification with Transformation Academy

  • 2015:
    • Lemon Tree House Writing Retreat (Tuscany, Italy)​
    • Iceland Writers Retreat (Reykjavik, Iceland)
  • 2014-2020: Workshops with Creative Nonfiction Magazine (The Flash Essay, Advanced Memoir, The Book Proposal, etc.)
  • 2013: Sarah Selecky Writing School - The Story Intensive
  • 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

    • Writers' Guild of Alberta Annual Retreat (Banff Centre for the Arts, AB, Canada)

  • 2010: Creative Writing I and II at the University of Calgary - Continuing Education (AB, Canada)

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

    • One-month research internship as guest scientist at University of California, Irvine, Orange County, USA​

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

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

Professional Memberships

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