Lazo - Nicolescu-Waggonner Cristina Nicolescu-Waggonner of Los Angeles, Calif., formerly of Bucharest, Romania, and James Lazo of Los Angeles, Calif., were united in marriage on September 19, 2015, at Stonefarm in Elk Creek, Va. Cristina is the daughter of Margareta Valcu and the late Ioan Nicolescu of Bucharest. She received a BA in political science at the University of Bucharest and a Ph.D at the University of California, Riverside. She is a professor at Pomona College, Claremont, Calif. James is the son of Dr. Robert and Theresa Lazo of Galax, Va. He received a BA in political science from James Madison University and a master's degree from the University of California, Riverside. He is the Marketing Project Manager for Education Management Systems in Pasadena, Calif. The couple reside in Los Angeles, Calif.