Sabina is a Woman Grandmaster and the reining US Women's Champion. Originally from Romania, Sabina is currently residing in Durham, NC. She has been representing the US Team at four consecutive Olympiads (2010, 2012, 2014, 2016) and three Women's World Team Championships (2013, 2015, 2017). Prior to immigrating to the US, she won multiple European girls championship titles. Aside from playing chess, Sabina has graduated from University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) with an MA in Intercultural Communication in 2014 and an Undergraduate Degree in Linguistics in 2012. After winning the US Championship this year, Sabina has been actively involved in promoting chess among kids from under privileged background. She is very focused on promoting chess among girls and women using her skills she acquired from chess and academia. Sabina has two IM norms.