Steven Friedlander, Editor-in-Chief—Cityview Magazine

Oana is an excellent writer who brings passion and grace to all of her assignments. Under my direction at “Cityview,” Knoxville’s city magazine, Oana was the author of many wellness-focused articles, covering diverse topics such as how to fight colds and strengthen the immune system; why to eat healthy foods such as cabbage, orange and cruciferous vegetables, and bananas; and where to go for the best smoothies in town. Oana also interviewed local East Tennessee farmers and chefs—and offered the best of the best recipes from around town and across the globe (Oana’s Romanian background gave her articles a worldly flavor). Oana always stayed focused and produced colorful, creative, and reader-friendly articles; she takes direction well and is enterprising and dependable. Oana is articulate, self-assured, and an excellent collaborator.