SOAR Student Profiles
- SOAR Position: Member
- Major: Art (Visual Arts)
- Faculty Mentor(s): Dr. Mary Evins
Current Focus: Pionír - A Narrative Inspired by the Historical Pioneering Heritage of a Transylvanian Family
Project DescriptionThe creative project Pionír developed a narrative inspired by accounts told to the author by older generations of her family who lived under the Romanian communist regime and witnessed its overthrow in 1989. Pionír was written to acknowledge and honor the individuals on whom the characters of the narrative are developed. Their story of struggle, pioneering, overcoming, changing, growing, and moving forward hopefully brings richness and depth to the stories that shaped the history of the United Stated and its immigration heritage.
Why does this topic interest you?Growing up in Transylvania, I heard many stories from my family and friends about life under communism and the (more or less) glorious moment of Revolution in 1989. I believe that better understanding this part of Transylvanian history will help me better understand my own history, while writing the narrative will make it possible for me to share some of the old values of my family, values that I very much respect and admire.
Do you have any advice for future researchers?There is beauty in the process!