Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh was born Ileana Apostolescu in Ploiesti, Romania during the communist era of Nicolae Ceausescu. A survivor of communist utopia and its indoctrination, she immigrated to the United States in 1978. She became a proud naturalized American citizen by choice in 1982. Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh earned four college degrees in the United States, a Bachelor of Arts in German, a Bachelor of Science in International Relations and Foreign Trade, a Master of Arts in German, and an Educational Doctor with emphasis in teaching Economics and Foreign Languages. As a college professor of 30 years, she taught various Economics classes. As a gifted teacher, the author taught German, Italian, Russian, and Latin. She worked as a translator for various legal and scientific organizations. The author lives in Northern Virginia with her husband David.