Academic Background

An investment in knowledge pays the best interest /Benjamin Franklin/


My academic trajectory allowed me to gain experience in diverse educational environments in Moldova, Poland, the Netherlands, United Kingdom and the USA. I have developed my academic competencies as a researcher and teaching fellow, and as student at universities in Europe (State University of Moldova/Moldova, Jagiellonian University/Poland, Maastricht University/the Netherlands and Loughborough University/UK) and in the USA (School of Public and International Affairs, UGA).

Therefore today I am skilled in International Relations, European Affairs, Public Policy subject-areas and Qualitative Research methodology.



August 2012 – February 2018: PhD in EU foreign policy and diplomacy within the Marie Curie INCOOP network at Loughborough University, Loughborough, United Kingdom // PhD title: Practice and performance: EU diplomacy in Moldova, Ukraine and Belarus since the establishment of the EEAS, 2010-2015


September 2009 – April 2012: Research Master European Studies (MSc cum laude); University of Maastricht, Maastricht, the Netherlands // MSc thesis title: Assessing EU diplomatic coherence in relations to its [Eastern] neighbours



September 2001-2003 / 2005- July 2007: License in International Relations (BA); Moldova State University, Chisinau, Moldova // Diploma title: Moldova’s perspectives of integration to the EU and the implementation of the Moldova-EU Action Plan



September 2004 – May 2005: Research Year in European Studies at the Jagielonian University, Cracow, Poland // Research Project: Poland’s accession to the EU: an example for Republic of Moldova



August 2003 – May 2004: Undergraduate Exchange Year at the University of Georgia, School of Public and International Affairs, USA