Erasmus – Higher Education
During her Erasmus exchange, Simona was able to take full advantage of the lab facilities available at the University of Bologna, and greatly improved her Italian. On returning to Romania after her stay abroad, Simona was able to secure employment at an Italian firm based in Romania; this was thanks to the language skills and knowledge she had developed abroad. Simona also became more confident and entrepreneurial thanks to her time in Italy. Simona now runs her own company which manufactures a powerful anti-oxidant supplement which she discovered as part of her research. Her research and entrepreneurial skills have led to two patents for her products. Simona is a keen advocate of engaging young people in science and research and allowing them the educational opportunities to grow and innovate.