Andreea Szilagyi is vice president of NBCC-I. In this position, Dr. Szilagyi organizes and facilitates counseling professionalization outside the United States, focusing on efforts involving European counselors and organizations. She began her work with the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) and NBCC-I during her appointment as NBCC-I’s first international counselor-in-residence (2004–2005), and currently serves as director of NBCC Romania and vice president of the European Board for Certified Counselors (EBCC), located in Lisbon, Portugal. She was appointed to her position as vice president of NBCC-I in August 2013. She works closely with educational and business organizations in Europe interested in supporting the development of the counseling profession.
Dr. Szilagyi is president and founder of the Romanian Counselors Association and was one of the first counselor educators in SE Europe. Until August 2013, she was also an associate professor at Petroleum-Gas University of Ploiesti (tenured) and invited lecturer for other universities in Romania. Her expertise is oriented toward the practice of career counseling, counselor education, development of the counseling profession, supervision and certification across borders.
Raised in Râmnicu Vâlcea, Romania, Dr. Szilagyi earned her degree in education at the University of Bucharest in 1995 and her Ph.D. in education at Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi. Her doctoral program was the first in Romania to have a counseling focus. Dr. Szilagyi holds the Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF) and National Certified Counselor (NCC) credentials in addition to maintaining membership in several counseling associations internationally.