Born in 1986 in Fagaras, Romania. From 2006 to 2011 studied Political Science at the University of Zürich and wrote his licentiate thesis on “Diffusion of Democracy”. In 2011 enrolled in the Master’s Programme of “Accounting and Finance” at the University of St. Gallen. 2013-2014 worked as a research assistant for Prof. Dr. Kuno Schedler at the “Institute for Systemic Management und Public Governance” of the University of St Gallen.
Since September 2014, he is a PhD student working on the SNF financed project “Democratic Diffusion and the Arab Spring” under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Fabrizio Gilardi, Chair of Policy Analysis.