Elena Stancu

Elena Stancu is the deputy editor-in-chief of the Romanian edition of Marie Claire magazine.


Her reporting assignments have taken her to Cuba, and to a women’s prison in Romania. Her fellowship story looks at ethics in medical schools in Romania.

Fellowship Article


Doctors bribe doctors in Romania’s healthcare system – but their patients also pay a price.


07 Aug 2013 / 00:00

Medical Needs

Elena Stancu

The student dormitory has the sour smell of garbage and rancid fast-food oil. I walk fast, trying to hold my breath. A young woman wearing an old pair of jeans, an ordinary T-shirt and plastic slippers waits for me in the alley.