Born in Romanian, raised in the Netherlands, studied communication and international development, did research in Romanian and Indonesia. Interned on Aruba and did volunteer work with several NGOs. My latest work was in Iraq with organizing TEDxBaghdad.
Areas of Expertise
International Development and Social Change, Brainstorming, Communcation Strategy
An idea worth spreading
Still working on it ...
I'm passionate about
Grass roots development, international cooperation/collaboration, making the world a better place for all
Talk to me about
Whatever you like, I am an open person and like to share experiences. We can learn so much from one another
My TED story
It was some years ago I was doing a presentation and I loved Jill Bolte Taylor's story, which I saw on Oprah. Then I did not know anything about TED, but loved her TED Talk. Now years later I signed up for Ideas Worth Doing from TEDxAmsterdam and got involved as a project manager for TEDxBaghdad. This past year (2011) we made the impossible Possible and organized the first TEDx conference in Baghdad on 12 November, with a team of wonderful and inspiring people from all around the world. We connected the Iraqi's inside with those outside and had the most amazing event ever. Now we will continue this amazing journey and hope to have an ever lasting impact on the Iraqi community with our conferences and projects. TED has inspired me to do more and to give more and that's the true TED slogan I believe.