Director, Center for Human Dignity
Arina O. Grossu is the Director for the Center for Human Dignity where she focuses on sanctity of life issues, ranging from conception to end of life care.
A native of northern New Jersey, Ms. Grossu is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame, with a B.A. in Philosophy and a minor in Art History. She received her M.A. in Theology, magna cum laude, from the Dominican House of Studies (Washington, D.C.). She also received her license in Montessori for ages 0-3 from the Association Montessori Internationale.
Ms. Grossu worked at CRC Public Relations (Alexandria, VA) coordinating media relations for pro-life public policy groups. She was a production assistant for EWTN's "The World Over with Raymond Arroyo", a show on the Catholic TV channel. She helped launch and was the Executive Director of The Word Proclaimed Institute, a Catholic non-profit that aids clergy to come in closer contact with the Word and be able to proclaim it more effectively. She also helped start a Montessori toddler program at St. Jerome's Academy, a Catholic classical education school of the Archdiocese of Washington.
Ms. Grossu transcribed the New York Times bestseller, The Prayers and Personal Devotions of Mother Angelica (Intro. & Edited by Raymond Arroyo, Washington, D.C., Published 3/10, Doubleday). While at Notre Dame she won "Best Undergraduate Business Plan" in a business competition sponsored by the Gigot Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at the Mendoza College of Business. She has served on the boards of Project Sycamore (an alumni group dedicated to defending Notre Dame's Catholic identity) and the Foundation for Sacred Arts (a Catholic non-profit founded to stimulate a vibrant renewal in the patronage and production of Christian sacred arts).
Ms. Grossu has been involved in the pro-life movement for 15 years, including being president of Notre Dame Right to Life. In addition to defending life and human dignity, Ms. Grossu enjoys entrepreneurship, playing competitive tennis, oil painting, photography, guitar, Montessori and classical education, cooking, the arts, traveling and Catholic culture.