High Level Advisers Assistants

Our Assistants
Cristina Mardari
Field: Assistant of the EU High-Level Adviser on Customs
Cristina holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Law, both obtained at the State University of Moldova. Cristina started her career as a public servant at the Ministry of Internal Affairs, working in the international relations and European integration field. She is also a member of the Managing board of the National Association of Women in the System of Internal Affairs. Before joining the HLA Mission Project team, she worked in the international recruitment field focusing on EU-funded projects.

Cristina has also worked as an intern at the Regional Anti-Corruption Initiative Secretariat for South-East Europe with the headquarters in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Lucia Micu
Field: Assistant of the EU High-Level Adviser on Agriculture and Rural Development
Lucia Micu has previous experience of more than 7 years working as Project Assistant and translator with international organisations implementing foreign donors’ assistance projects. She acquired extensive professional experience during previous employment for the last 4 years being involved in the implementation of the Compact Agreement, financed through the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC). She worked as Assistant for the Transition to Higher Value Agriculture (THVA) Project. Lucia also was involved in the implementation of USAID Commercial Law Reform Project and Fiscal Reform Project during 1998-2002 years. Lucia is fluent in Romanian, Russian, English and French, has a bachelor degree in law and also has a diploma of English translator. By providing various administrative support and performing working duties with high professional manner and responsible attitude contributed to successful implementation of the project activities.
Olesea Moghilda
Field: Assistant of the EU High-Level Adviser on Regional Development
Olesea holds Master’s Degree in English Philology from Moldova State University and has 9 years of work experience in international organisations such as OSCE Mission to Moldova, UNDP, OSCE/ODIHR Election Observation Missions. Olesea started her carrier as University lecturer at the Moldova State University of Moldova, teaching Business English and English Correspondence. In 2007, Olesea was employed by the OSCE Mission to Moldova as Translator/Interpreter and later was promoted to the position of Political Assistant/Senior Interpreter. In 2012, Olesea got the position of Project Assistant/Interpreter within the UNDP Project “Joint Integrated Local Development Programme”. Moreover, Olesea acted as Senior Political Officer Assistant during two OSCE/ODIHR Election Observation Missions (for the Parliamentary Elections of 2014 and General Local Elections of 2015).
Corneliu Munteanu
Field: Assistant of the EU High-Level Adviser on Banking
Corneliu holds a Bachelor's degree in International Economic Relations and a Master's degree in European Economic Integration and Neighborhood Policy. Currently he is in the process of defending his PhD in economic security and sustainable economic development. Corneliu has been working for 6 years in the energy field, particularly in the regulation for the last 3 years. On a large axis, he is also lecturer at the Academy of Economic Studies from Moldova, Economic thought, Demography and Geo-economy Department and scientific researcher at the National Institute for Economic Research.

Corneliu has 12 scientific articles published internationally, 2 public lectures in Poland and participated in more than 16 international scientific conferences.
Stanislav Petrascu
Field: Assistant of the EU High-Level Adviser on Transport
Stanislav Petrascu has a Bachelor's Degree in International Relations obtained at the State University of Moldova and holds a Bachelor's Degree in Law from the same University. Before joining the European Union High Level Advisers' mission to the Republic of Moldova, Stanislav has been involved as Local Coordination Expert and as supporting officer in several EU projects in transport area.
He has 10 years of professional experience in coordination of international relations, external communication, as well as executive and administrative support, within different state institutions and enterprises of Moldova.
Violeta Prepelita
Field: Assistant of the EU High-Level Adviser on Food Safety
Ms Prepelita has over 10 years of experience in project assistance, being involved in activities implemented by different international donors. Violeta started her career in project assistance in 2005 in European Commission Food Security Programme dealing with food safety and animal health and welfare issues. Working in the Sanitary Veterinary Agency in 2008, Violeta had experience in establishing bilateral communication with national and international counterparts and representing the Competent Authority within various activities and events. She was also involved in projects implemented in the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Industry related to development of animal diseases surveillance and alert system and development of sanitary and phytosanitary systems regarding non-animal food exports. Almost 5 years Violeta worked in the Ministry of Health within projects implemented by the World Bank, European Union, Japanese International Cooperation Agency in fields related to construction of medical facilities and endowment with equipment.
Petru Puscas
Field: Assistant of the EU High-Level Adviser on Implementation of Association Agreement
Petru Puscas is a fresh graduate of the International Parliamentary Scholarship of the German Bundestag. He has a Master’s Degree in European studies from the RWTH University of Aachen specializing in European Law and Integration. Since 2016, before joining the EU High Level Advisers' Mission, Petru worked as an intern at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration of Moldova and was part of an international project at GIZ in Public Finance Management in South Caucasus. His most recent assignment was the position of assistant to the office of Carsten Koerber MdB, member of the Budgetary and Audit Committee of the German Bundestag. He is also an Alumni of the DAAD and Robert Bosch Foundation and among others fluent in German, English and Spanish.
Natalia Timofte
Field: Assistant of the EU High-Level Adviser in Energy
Elena Trocin
Field: Assistant of the EU High-Level Adviser on Economy and Trade in the context of DCFTA
Elena Trocin holds a Master in Psychology and Psycho-Pedagogy from State Pedagogical University from Tiraspol in Chisinau and now she is actively working on her PhD. She started her carrier as psychologist at the National Center for Child Abuse Prevention from Moldova. After that, she has been working for several international projects as project assistant such as TACIS 2 and two World Bank’s financed projects implemented by the Ministry of Labor, Social Protection and Family and by the Ministry of Health.
Cristina Umanet
Field: Assistant of the EU High-Level Adviser on Anticorruption
Having licentiate degree in Spanish and English Languages as well as in Business Law, Cristina has more than 15 years of hands-on experience in translation and interpretation, being employed as translator/interpreter on ad hoc (freelancer) and regular bases by various EU and USAID funded projects. She also gained experience in working as local facilitator, providing assistance and support during Deloitte Consulting missions to Moldova. Cristina is detail oriented and reliable person, open for new knowledge and committed to meet deadlines.
Cornelia Ursu
Field: Assistant of the EU High-Level Adviser on Education
Cornelia Ursu started her career as a university teacher of English. Since 2006 Cornelia has been providing translation/interpretation services for projects funded by international donor organizations and implemented in Moldova in various areas such as public administration, HR management in civil service, road and irrigation infrastructure and environment. While working closely with the communication departments, she used to provide support in organization of public events and other logistical arrangements to the project teams.