I am involved in Galaxy Zoo and the, more general, Zooniverse crowdsourcing citizen science project as well as in the largest integral field spectroscopic survey of nearby galaxies, SDSS-IV MaNGA. During my free time, I enjoy working on outreach projects in astronomy and, more generally, on education. I am the founder of the British Astronomy and Astrophysics Olympiad, an astronomy competition for secondary school students in the UK. I am also the co-founder of the Oxford for Romania Summer School, a week-long multi-disciplinary summer school for bright high school students from Romania, coming from disadvantaged backgrounds. I also enjoy building citizen science projects with the new Zooniverse project builder.
See below my list of publications and the projects I'm involved in.
I hail from Transylvania, northern Romania and I moved to the UK 7 years ago to do my studies, first in London, at University College London and then in Oxford, at University of Oxford. Since I came to the UK, I enjoyed working on various volunteering projects, at the University of London Observatory, at Newman House Catholic Chaplaincy and more recently in Merton College, my college in Oxford. I also enjoy travelling around the world and taking photos, like the ones below. Feel free to flick through them below.