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The Sky Is the Limit: Romanian Women Explorers
June 12, 2021 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Join us on Saturday, June 12 at 2 pm EDT / 11 am PDT for ”The Sky Is the Limit: Romanian Women Explorers” a conversation about courage, resilience, and the importance of role modelling in education, with Romanian explorers Diana Dragomir, Astronomer and Physics & Astronomy Professor and Gina Bădescu, Anesthesiologist and Mountain Climber. The event is organized by American Romanian Cultural Society and Romanians of DC.
Please register in advance at this link or join us on our FB channels: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0pcuGorT8vHN1260PLUxMnqUWk4nWtjSyu
Dr. Diana Dragomir is an astronomer and a Physics & Astronomy professor at the University of New Mexico. Diana often wonders what the view and sky look like on planets around other stars, and whether anyone over there might be wondering the same thing. She spends a lot of her time and research getting a little bit closer to answering these questions.
Dr. Gina C. Bădescu is an anesthesiologist from Everett in Washington State. She received her medical degree from Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Bucharest. She discovered her passion for mountain climbing later on in life, after a bicycle accident that left her severely injured. In 2018 she climbed Lhotse (8,516 m), the 4th highest mountain in the world. She is now training for another expedition in the Himalayas.