As of October 2020, I’ve graduated from the University of Cambridge and am now enrolled on the Master of Advanced International Studies programme at the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna. In the meantime, I’m trying to make space for all my other interests.

What I’m Working On

  1. 📖 I’m currently a graduate student at the Vienna School of International Studies (colloquially known as the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna), where I am pursuing the Master of Advanced International Studies.
  2. 🎞️ On my YouTube channel, I make videos about studying, productivity, and self-improvement. Check out my most popular videos.
  3. 💌 I write a weekly email newsletter with my thoughts on a particular topic and a collection of the most interesting stuff I come across on the internet that week.
  4. ✍️ On my website, I write articles about knowledge management, study techniques, and life design.

Other Hobbies

  1. 🎸 I’ve been playing the guitar for 16 years and I’ve played in various bands during this time. I started with Classical guitar, had my Rock phase in high school, but currently, my favourite genres are Jazz, Soul, Neo-Soul, and Blues. I’m currently in a Jazz band called Take DA Train, with colleagues from the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna (hence the cheeky DA in the name). If you want to keep up with my musical journey, check it out on this Instagram account.
  2. 👅 I’ve done my fair share of translation freelancing work during university, leveraging my knowledge of Romanian, English, German, French, and Spanish. I’m currently no longer doing that because I find that renting my time for money is not the optimal way of spending my time. However, I am still an avid language learner and am currently learning Arabic from scratch.
  3. 📑 I write and edit content for the Romanian health and lifestyle website servusexpert.ro. Before deciding to study languages, I actually prepared for a long time to study medicine in Austria or Germany, which meant intensive learning of anatomy and physiology. These subjects have remained a hobby of mine and editing content and managing social media for this blog is the way I keep it alive.
  4. 💻 I started learning how to code in high-school. I started with HTML and I’ve been slowly improving since then. In the meantime, I’ve also learned a bit of CSS and Javascript and I’ve built several websites. While WordPress is great at making web design easier and more approachable, I feel that having some knowledge of code greatly helps you design your website exactly the way you want it. If I didn’t procrastinate so much, I’d currently be learning Python.

Get in Touch

  1. 🐤 On Twitter, I write more constantly throughout the week and it’s a more active way you can keep in touch with me beside the newsletter. It’s basically my stream of consciousness about productivity, education, and life philosophy in general. I might slip in my opinion on current affairs from time to time.
  2. 📷 I’m also on Instagram, where I share short clips in which I discuss insights I gather from my day to day life. I sometimes share my dabbles in photography and of course, there’s also a lot of YouTube behind-the-scenes content on there as well.
  3. ✉️ You can email me any time at this address: [email protected]. I’ll do my best to reply, but there is a much higher chance me doing so if you reply to my newsletter or write to me on Twitter.