Name: Vlad Olievschi
Hometown: Bucharest, Romania
School(s): Dickinson College, Alum '05. Major: Theatre and Dance, International Business, Francophone Studies
George Washington University School of Business, Alum '08. MBA
Elliott School of International Affairs, Alum '08. MA in European and Eurasian Studies
NPR Internship: Development
Vlad didn’t speak until he was almost four years old. He simply didn’t have much to share with the rest of the world. He then went on to become fluent in three languages and try his hand at a forth one. The last time he was asked to self describe himself, at the end of his middle school, Vlad wrote: “I suffered. I was a genius surrounded by mediocre individuals.” Once his awkward puberty ended and he stopped being a jerk, he left Romania and studied and worked in the U.S., France and Germany. After traveling on four continents, Vlad considers himself a citizen of the world but also a die-hard member of the NPR community. He is a contributor for Outre-Atlantismes, a review of security and international affairs. An advocate of skepticism without cynicism, Vlad’s biggest fear in life is that one day his curiosity would stop inquiring. His favorite question is “what if…?” Vlad enjoys long walks on the beach and water sports.
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