My name is Silvia Golumbeanu and my professional and intellectual life have taken many a scenic route through the arts, humanities, and sciences. I have attempted here to provide a condensed sampling of academic and other endeavors, completed or continuing, that have shaped my interests and abilities.
Education & Work
I am an editorial assistant at the Harvard Review, and a freelance designer currently working on a historical book of resident scholars for one of the undergraduate houses at Harvard University. I write stories and poetry as well as on topics that come across my head, which you will find here. I am also a musician and working on producing an album of solo work, self-written and self-recorded this year. I am pursuing careers at the intersection of science and media, entertainment, and arts & cultural institutions.
I hold an A.B. in Integrative Biology from Harvard University (2017) with a secondary in English. I was the managing editor as well as a founding member of Ecdysis, the Harvard undergraduate journal for the artistic expression of science. I helped produce the Lowell House Opera‘s production of Richard Strauss’ Ariadne auf Naxos (2017), and I’ve illustrated 3 books for Harvard College Stories for Orphans, which corresponds with orphanages around the world to create books especially for children in special care. I also performed in the Memorial Church as part of the Harvard University Choir (2016-17), with whom I had the privilege to tour in Iceland. I worked in Dr. Srivastava‘s lab in the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology (2015-16), studying the evolutionary origins of genetic mechanisms for animal regeneration. I also previously worked on two separate research projects at the Arnold Arboretum under Drs. Jessica Savage and Ailene Ettinger (2015): (respectively) looking at vascular changes in precocious flowering plants, and gauging the correlation of certain functional traits of trees to climate sensitivity. I was also design editor as well as staff writer for Brevia, the publication of the Harvard College Undergraduate Research Association (2013-16).
I have a very cute bunny and cat, Benny and Mitzy, Exhibits A & B. Both rescues. Cue Wild Thornberries intro: “This is Benny, we found her. This is Mitzy, she found us.”