Andrada Costoiu is a Tobis Fellow at the University of Irvine California and a graduate student at University of Illinois of Chicago, currently finishing her Phd in Political Science. She has published works in the field of politics, on immigration and identity issues. Her work has appear in the Journal of Identity and Migration Studies and she has also been published by Cambridge Scholars. She is an emerging poet that enjoys writing on the deep sense of life, on philosophical questions and on issues related to cultural values. You can find more of her writing at her personal blog: Andrada's World, where she frequently writes about her experiences, events and people that are an inspiration to her.