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- Certificate in Digital Marketing: Customer Engagement, Social Media, Planning & Analytics; Columbia Business School & Emeritus Institute of Management, 2019
- Leadership Academy, Santa Rosa Junior College, 2017
- BA in Communications: Mass Comm and Public Relations, California State University East Bay, California, 2009
- AS in Wine Studies: Wine Business and Marketing, Santa Rosa Junior College, California, 2015
- AA in Liberal Arts, Borough of Manhattan Community College, City University of New York, New York, 2007
- Exploring Transfer Summer Program Certificate, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York, 2007
Social Media Strategist and Marketing Professional, with 30 years of professional experience in Communication.
I joined the Public Relations Department of Santa Rosa Junior College in November 2013 and I currently serve as the Coordinator for Marketing & Social Media for the District.
Previously, I worked as a social media and marketing strategist and consultant for the Northern California wine industry, music & writing professionals, restaurants, nonprofits, etc.
Raised in the Transylvanian region of Romania. I started publishing at 14 years old and worked as a journalist, then executive editor for 15 years. Relocated to the United States in 2003, I studied Liberal Arts at the City University of New York, then at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York. I moved to California in 2007 and completed a BA in Communication at California State University East Bay, in Hayward, CA, in 2009. Since then, I worked as a social media strategist and consultant in the greater San Francisco area.
In addition to English, I have native proficiency in Romanian (which is a Romance / Latin-based language) and I have extensive training in / understanding of French, German, Latin, Spanish and Italian.
Before relocating to the US, I covered news and investigations for written press, radio, and TV, mainly about education, politics, and military - NATO and EU international applications. In parallel, I consulted for public image and public relations, trained politicians for elections, created and coordinated PR campaigns for humanitarian, cultural and environmental non-profits. I co-authored governmental programs and consulted for Communication and Mass-Media for the governor of Constanta and for the Romanian Parliament.