Born in Romania, with mixed background, she is living presently in Istanbul. PhD candidate in Development Studies at SOAS (UK), she continues to travel for research and work, focusing on Roma issues. She is the Vice Chair of the Board of ERGO Network and does management and advocacy coaching for Roma grassroots NGOs in Turkey. She is also founding partner of Euro Asia Projects consultancy firm in Turkey, working in facilitating access to EU funding and other international donors and investors, building capacity and partnerships at international level for public administration bodies, NGOs, SMEs and other entities in the region. She enjoys traveling, reading, writing, discovering places by walking, movies, music and Yin Yoga.