I am a political scientist with an interest in EU politics, policymaking and interest groups. I am currently a Marie Curie Research Fellow at University College London, Department of Political Science.

Before joining UCL, I was a Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute (2013/14) and a Fulbright-Schuman Research Fellow at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2012/13).

I completed my PhD at Trinity College Dublin in September 2012 with a dissertation on EU lobbying entitled "Lobbying Brussels: Interest Groups' Demands and Networks in EU Environmental Policy", under the supervision of Professors Robert Thomson and Gail McElroy.

I am also a graduate of Central European University (MA in Political Science, 2007) and of University of Bucharest (BA in Political Science, 2006).