I was born in Craiova, Romania and came to the States when I was four months old. I grew up in Cleveland, OH and have been fortunate to travel extensively. My last passport was renewed because I ran out of pages and not because it expired. I appreciate learning about different cultures and feel it’s important to understanding people and the interconnectedness of the world. I ran my first marathon in 2018 and a lot of lessons from that experience continue to be relevant in my daily life. I believe that endurance is the most important discipline.