“They (CRC) prepare the students for the future, not just get the students to complete their classes at CRC.”
Hunger for knowledge lead Marius Iordache to Cosumnes River College in 2010, and now he begins a career with Foreign Relations Section of the State Department.
“I've loved diplomacy since high school,” said Iordache. “It gives you the opportunity to meet great minds.”
Iordache, president of Political Science and Global Studies Alumni Association of CRC since 2012, studied International Relations in Romania for two years prior to moving to the United States. Iordache credits his instructors at CRC for preparing and helping him focus on his educational and career goals in International Relations.
“They prepare the students for the future, not just get the students to complete their classes at CRC,” said Iordache. Professors (Martin) Morales and (Elizabeth) Huffman promote a lot of events on the campus…these events help students in many ways.”
Iordache gained a sense of how the world works through various events hosted at CRC by the Political Science department and his initial internship through CRC at the U.S. Department of Commerce. His desire to learn and gain real world experience earned him another internship through U.C. Davis in Washington D.C. with the Commission on Security and Cooperation, Europe.
“I met with many delegates and saw how business is done at the diplomatic level,” said Iordache.
Iordache enjoys interacting with different cultures. Speaking English, Romanian, Spanish, and Italian and his desire to continuously gain knowledge, he is ready for his assignment at the State Department.
“I am a strong believer in democracy,” he said. “My goal is to help people understand tolerance.”