Loire Valley, France, resident Angela Craciun is passionate about protecting the culture and environment of her home. She is the President of ACAP Loire, an organization with the mission of promoting the well-being of the Valley. Angela Craciun owns the Chateau de la HuardiÃ¨re, a 19th century castle that she hopes will become an international center of cultural events. Angela Craciun currently is working with global film organizations to develop and host a festival. An international student, Angela Craciun received her Doctorate in Mineralogy from the Technical University of Petrosani in Romania. She studied business in Japan and mining in Russia and France, and she speaks several languages fluently. Angela Craciun's charitable pursuits include Rotary International, the Diamonds Ball, and the Cinema VeritÃ© Institute. An honorary member of the Association Les Amis de la France, Angela Craciun also enjoys antiques, patronizes the arts, and rides horses. Angela Craciun is the President of the World Mineralogy Organization (Organisation Mondiale de Mineralogie), a Monaco-based association dedicated to cultivating and sharing research in the field. As the face of the organization, she hosts meetings and participates in seminars, debates, and conferences. Angela Craciun supports leading scientists and assists in collaboration among worldwide universities. Angela Craciun also presents medals granted by Prince Rainier III and Prince Albert I on behalf of the organization. Angela Craciun is a recipient of several accolades, including the Professor Rzhevsky Award from Moscow State Mining University.