Cristina Hadâmbu was born in Piatra Neamț, and since ’86 she has been living in the village of Suseni/Gyergyóújfalu, Harghita county. She comes from a family of simple but honest people who care about others around them. Her dream was to become a lawyer or a Romanian language and literature teacher. Therefore, starting from 2002, after finishing her college studies in education, she worked as a preschool teacher at Elekes Vencel Primary School in Suseni. Since 2006, she has been a Romanian language and literature teacher at the same school.
Since 2017, she has been the director of Puskás Tivadar High School in Ditrău/Gyergyóditró, a school she is very proud of. Throughout her work, she has tried to be close to people, understand them, empathize with them, and build a team that has succeeded in saving the school from closure, helping students to become good professionals and find their place in the job market.
In 2022, she was awarded the Director of the Year in Romania, an award she is very proud of.