Iulia started working in the field of peacebuilding in 2009 while finalizing her MA in National Security Management. Prior to that, she studied International Relations and European Studies, both in Romania and in the Czech Republic at Charles University. As a peacebuilding professional, she has worked with the Peace Action Training and Research Institute of Romania, initially as training coordinator and, starting in 2010, as a trainer. Her areas of expertise include: discrimination, gender issues, active citizenship, conflict transformation, peacebuilding, intercultural communication, training development and implementation, project management, etc. She currently lives in Vienna, where she is collaborating with the Austrian branch of the International Fellowship of Reconciliation, as well as with Peace is the Way Films Ltd., an organization focused on media for social change and filmmaking, as Associate Producer and scriptwriter.