Florin Botonogu holds a Master Degree in European Social Policies, his education including also diplomacy and leadership classes. Currently he works with the Policy Center for Roma and Minorities. He had been working for the local authorities, Romani CRISS NGO, OSCE/ODIHR, and UNDP Romania. His areas of interest are poverty, social inclusion, housing, vulnerable groups and minority issues. He also contributed to studies on housing and Roma related issues. His hobbies are psychology and music.