Alina S. Rusu (biologist and psychologist) has received her PhD title in Natural Sciences in 2004 at Animal Behavior Department, University of Zürich, Switzerland. She is currently an associate professor in the Department of Special Education, School of Psychology and Sciences of Education, Babeș-Bolyai University, Romania. Her research interests are interdisciplinary ones, combining ideas and models from animal life with knowledge about human emotions and behavior. During the last ten years, Alina S. Rusu has published around 60 papers, chapters, books and conference proceedings in the fields of applied animal behavior, positive human-animal interactions, evolutionary psychology and, recently, in the areas of Service-Learning and interdisciplinary curriculum development. She is currently one of the Fulbright Ambassadors in the Romanian academic environment. Dr. Rusu has received her habilitation title in Psychology domain in 2013 and in the Sciences of Education domain in 2019 (Doctoral School “Education, Reflection, Development”, Babeș-Bolyai University).