Aura Imbarus is an educator, professional speaker, and the author of the critically acclaimed memoir, a Pulitzer Prize entry and Amazon best-seller, Out of the Transylvania Night: A Story of Tyranny, Freedom, Love and Identity.
In 1997, Aura immigrated to Los Angeles, where she continued her education at UCLA and began her teaching career both as a high school and college professor. She spends her mornings at West High School, a designated California Distinguished School and her nights at LA Harbor College and El Camino College in South Bay. She is also a motivational speaker, who appeared on numerous TV (NBC, ABC, CBS) and radio shows, and had presented to Rotary Clubs all across CA and in Transylvania, Romania; writers groups such as The Inland Empire Writers Group, The Kern Writers Group, UCLA – Romanian Club, Viitorul Roman Club; Women’s Club of Beverly Hills, Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach; Rotaract Clubs, ASU- Arizona State University, Babes Bolyai University in Cluj, Summer Exchange Program, Long Beach City College, El Camino College, Sacramento Romanian Festival, World Fest – Dallas, book clubs, and was the keynote speaker at the Redondo Beach North Branch Library, mentioning the importance of libraries in a democratic regime.
Aura is actively involved in RAPN (Romanian American Professional Network) as well as Eurocircle, a professional networking organization with over 60,000 members of European origins. She is also a mentor for Scott L. Schwartz Children’s Foundation and Blue Heron Foundation, non-profit and professional organizations whose mission is to help children who battle cancer and Romanian orphans. Aura is also a member of MLA- Modern Language Association, NCTE- National Council of Teachers of English, NEA- National Education Association, and many others. Other interests include: reading, painting, skiing, ice-skating, hiking, beach volleyball, and traveling the world.
“I want to live life to the fullest,” says Aura, “and in the process, to help others along the way. I want to squeeze out each and every moment of life, and use to the maximum. Every day has the potential of a lifetime.”