Hello, my name is . . . Simona Petcu

On Mondays, the Daily Voice introduces you to a member of the UMass Medical School community—could be a new face, or maybe one that’s has been around for a while. We’ve asked our subjects to answer a few questions that might give you insight into their personalities. If you have a suggestion as to someone who might be profiled, let us know at ummscommunications@umassmed.edu.


Simona Petcu is an Information Services project manager for Web Services. She has worked at UMass Medical School since  2007. petcu_simona


What brought you here to UMass Medical School?
A help wanted ad.


What do you love most about the work that you do?
I have the best job I’ve ever had. Every day I get to learn something new about this amazing institution. UMass Medical School is a community-centric organization that constantly finds new ways to grow and to enrich its academic reputation.


What is the practical application of your work?
I talk to people and then I help them talk to the rest of the world. Since I joined the Information Services Department here at UMMS, I have helped develop more than 100 websites.


Which trait do you most admire in yourself?
I constantly try to improve. I am a learner.


What’s the question you’re most often asked about your work—and the answer?
Question: Can we do this?
Answer: Yes, we can!


Describe yourself in six words or fewer.
A positive, enthusiastic, idealistic perfectionist.


If you were stranded on a deserted island, name three things you would want.
My iPad and an internet connection. There must be an app for that!


If you could have dinner with a famous person, living or dead, who would that be and why?
No question about it: Steven Jobs.


What are some of your hobbies/interests outside of work?
Photography, travel and art history.


What do you consider the most interesting thing about yourself that most people might not know (and you would want to tell them).
I was born in Transylvania. (I actually love roasted garlic.)

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