Arrived in the United States in 1980, political asylum granted.
Became a citizen in 1989.

Master of Business Administration – Baruch College, CUNY (1988).
Major in Marketing/Advertising. Beta Gamma Sigma.

Master of Arts from “I. L. Caragiale” Theater & Film Institute (IATC), Bucharest, Romania. Major in Film and Theater Critique. Class Valedictorian.

Studied Romance Languages for two years at the University of Bucharest, Romania.

Winner of the First Prize Award in the 1987 Philip Morris Marketing / Communications Competition. New product development (Fruity Ammo – a breakfast cereal proposed for Post General Foods).

VP / Media Director of Point Blank, Inc., New York (1988 – 2012).
Boutique advertising agency specialized in international travel.

Co-owner/operator of Old Brick House Antiques (since 2007).

Town of Rochester Councilwoman (January 2008 – December 2011).
Liaison to the Youth Commission and Historic Preservation Commission.
Instrumental in getting the Veterans Park project completed,
(Designed by Jon Dogar-Marinesco).

Member of the Youth Commission as of January 2012;
counselor for the summer programs in town,
actively participating to field trips,
involved in town’s life and activity,
contributing photos and letters to local publications.

Passionate about photography.