Head of Modern Slavery Unit
Growing up in Moldova, the poorest country in Europe, made me very passionate about social justice issues and committed to making a difference in the lives of the most vulnerable. I have dedicated my entire professional career working to fight modern slavery and human trafficking in the UK and abroad, working closely with the Government, Parliament, and the charitable sector. It is not just a job for me, it is my passion and a cause that I am strongly committed to. When the Modern Slavery Unit at the CSJ was formed jointly with a charity Justice and Care in 2019, I knew straight away that it was the place I wanted to be in order to make a real difference and achieve a much-needed systemic change. The CSJ has a proud history in fighting modern slavery and I am keen to contribute to its legacy by informing and influencing legislation and policy that places survivors and their recovery at its heart, while ensuring that those who perpetrate the crime are rightly put behind bars.
Something you might not know about me
I am an alumni of the Open Society Institute/Chevening scholarship programme 2010 with an MA in Politics, Security and Integration from UCL.