My name is Andra Stroe and, since December 2018, I am a Clay Fellow at the Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian. I work on multi-wavelength, multi-method analyses of galaxies, AGN and galaxy clusters.

I particularly use radio data (WSRT, GMRT, VLA, and LOFAR), optical imaging and spectroscopy (VLT, WHT, INT, Subaru, Keck) and modelling to study the interaction between disturbed cluster environments, the intracluster medium and the galaxies and AGN within the cluster. I also study the evolution of galaxies and AGN also from the perspective of cosmic evolution, with a window towards high redshift clusters and protoclusters.

Before coming to the CfA, I was an ESO Fellow conducting independent research at ESO Garching, while contributing to the operations of the 8-m UT1, part of the world's most advanced visible-light observatory, the Very Large Telescope at Paranal.

I completed my PhD at Leiden Observatory, here I was part of Prof Huub Rottgering's group. I obtained my Master's degree at University of Cambridge, UK. I wrote my thesis within the Institute of Astronomy, where I was supervised by Dr Manda Banerji. I completed my undergraduate degrees in Physics and Earth and Space Sciences at Jacobs University in Germany, under the guidance of Prof Marcus Brüggen (now in Hamburg) and Prof Joachim Vogt.

I was born in Constanta, Romania, which means I lived in five different countries till now.