Hi! I was born in Romania and lived in Mount Prospect, Illinois until coming to the University of Iowa, where I live a very happy life and expect to graduate in 2019 with a BS in Biochemistry and a BA in Chemistry. I am pursuing a career in dentistry, considering specializing in either endodontics or oral surgery. In my free time I like to snowboard, travel, rock climb, game, stream TV series, socialize, and conversate. I appreciate of the value in scientific thought, and wanted to experience the research process and am happy to contribute to the Tivanski Research Group!