Growing up around East Carolina University faculty and students, Greenville resident Alexander Teodorescu said he has always seen the diversity of programs at ECU and the prestigious status those programs hold.
He knew he wanted to become a part of the ECU family after learning what the EC Scholars and Honors College had to offer.
“Becoming an EC Scholar has been the biggest achievement in my life so far,” Teodorescu said. “After meeting current EC Scholars and learning about the program, I’m honored to be a part of this group of students. Being in this atmosphere, I can continue to push for new goals in both my undergraduate experience as an EC Scholar and beyond.”
While he wants to get involved in as many clubs and organizations as possible, Teodorescu also plans to dive into research opportunities.
“My biggest goals are to get involved into research as early as possible, become part of the Honors College Student Council, and become involved with an adventure program due to my love of being outside,” he said.
While he is unsure where he wants to study abroad as an EC Scholar, Teodorescu has already studied in South Africa, and plans to visit various locations around the U.S. this summer like the Rocky Mountains. With an interest in ecology, he would like to travel to a biodiverse region of the world.
“Majoring in biology with an ecological focus, I’d love to go on other faculty-led biology trips to areas with high biodiversity such as sub-Saharan Africa or Central America,” Teodorescu said.
After his undergraduate career, Teodorescu plans to pursue a doctorate degree in conservation biology or ecology and become a professor.
He is the son of Vera Tabakova of Greenville and Dan Teodorescu of Richmond, Virginia.
“Being in this atmosphere, I can continue to push for new goals in both my undergraduate experience as an EC Scholar and beyond.”
High school: J.H. Rose High School
Intended major: Biology