about me

I am a Presidential Fellow and PhD student at George Mason University’s School Of Policy Government and International Affairs, as well as a Research Fellow with Future of Privacy Forum. I research Science and Technology Policy, nationally and internationally and I focus on Internet policy and governance issues, as well as novel forms of governance. I’m mostly a qualitative or mixed-methods type of guy.

I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Political Science in English from The College of Political Science at the University of Bucharest in 2008, and in 2010 I graduated from the Master of International Affairs Program with a Science, Technology and Society graduate minor at The Pennsylvania State University.

Between August 2011 and May 2012, I was a student in the Mass Communications Doctorate at Penn State’s College of Communications. For a year, starting in September 2011 I became Social Media Manager for Onward State, the largest Penn State student-centric blog platform.

Over summer 2009, I Interned at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars’ Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies. I’ve done other things, too. Don’t believe me? Here, read my CV.

You can find me, very easily, by googling my name. But if you’re lazy, here are my profiles: InstagramTwitterFacebookFlickr,  LinkedIn. At some point in time, like everybody else, I used Google +, VimeoPosterous, TumblrFriendFeedyahoo360msnspacesmyspace and blogspot.

Back in Romania, I worked for Inpolitics.ro and its predecessor epolitics.ro, and I would periodically write articles for the previous incarnations of Cotidianul and Academia Catavencu (just fyi, those links might not work, because Romanian webmasters don’t care about preserving legacy content)

I feel passionate about creative topics, such as photography, video-making, new (social) media, writing (mostly comedy, but others as well), and anything related to policy, Science and Technology, the internets, and politics.