Born and raised in the North West part of Romania, Raluca has been living in Seattle, on and off, for the past 15 (+) years and working as a business management consultant with clients across industries and in different states for the past 12 (+).
An economist by profession, she is also a novice urban gardener, passionate cook and an all things media and culture geek.
She currently lives in Capitol Hill and is just as much in awe with the neighborhood’s lively, wondrous ways as she was 5 years ago, when first moving there.
Why PPMF: Raluca has been a fan of Pike Place Market since 2013, when she was living in Belltown. Recently, as she’s been learning more about how the Pike Place Market Foundation is enabling community building by bringing together consumers, farmers and makers, she’s been consistently surprised by how well the administration of the market works to celebrate the market as well as provide support, enable access and preserve a sense of place for a thriving, diverse, inclusive, multi-generational market family.
As a new Seattleite, she is grateful for the opportunity to serve on Pike Place Market Foundation’s Board of Directors and humbly looking forward to contributing to the Foundation’s continued success.