As a project manager at Bixal, Steluța applies her understanding of federal government contracting coupled with her experience in adult learning and training to lead two learning projects, one for the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) at the U.S. Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) and the other for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The NIC project involves the design and development of e-learning courses for corrections practitioners, while the goal of the USAID project is to support the Colombia Mission by providing cybersecurity vulnerability assessment and training to several of their local implementing partners. Previously, Steluța contributed to the U.S Office of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Housing Counselor’s Training and Certification Program, and she recently completed a second project for NIC where her team designed and developed an updated curriculum for professional development courses to support NIC’s nationwide pretrial justice training programs.
Prior to joining Bixal, Steluța managed and contributed to several foreign language training and cultural awareness programs for the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD), Department of Justice (DOJ) and Department of State (DOS). She is a Certified Project Manager Professional (PMP), with a master’s degree in business administration from Strayer University in Arlington, Virginia, and a bachelor’s degree in philology from Spiru Haret University in her hometown of Bucharest, Romania. Steluța is also an ICAgile Certified Professional (ICP), a certified human resources generalist and the recipient of several military challenge coins for her efforts to provide U.S. military personnel with culture shock training before their deployment abroad.