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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
Leadership Academy, Santa Rosa Junior College, 2017
Social Media Strategist and Marketing Professional, with 25+ 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 or understanding of French, German, Latin, Spanish and Italian.
Work and Consulting Experience:
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.