Angela has a multi-disciplinary academic background ranging from political sciences to business administration and environmental management and law. . Before joining MEDASSET, she worked for more than 15 years in the field of sustainable development, water management and nature conservation, including with organisations such as WWF, the Global Water Partnership, MedWet, MIO-ECSDE, UNEP and the European Commission as well as environmental consultancies across the Mediterranean region and Asia. She has a strong expertise in policy, advocacy, programme management/coordination and stakeholder involvement, with a focus on integrated water resources management, water-energy-food nexus, land-sea interactions, land-based sources of marine pollution and transboundary cooperation.
There is no Planet B.
I am a committed environmentalist. As a globe-trotter, I have seen many different places and I have always been amazed by the beauty and generosity of our Planet. Hence, even if a Planet B were to be found, it would stil be my priority to save our Earth’s vital resources, biodiversity and landscapes first. This is our home.
What do you have to say about MEDASSET?
MEDASSET is a unique organisation, with a very committed founder. This gives is a unique opportunity to work for conservation of sea turtles and the sustainable management of our Mediterranean Sea.
Dimitra studied Accounting and Finance at the University of Piraeus TT. She has extensive experience in organizing / managing offices and in accounting since she has worked for many years in the respective private businesses.
You can not save every animal in the world, but for this one you save, you are the whole world!
Love for animals and respect for any form of life are such high values to me that determine my everyday life. I enjoy spending my free time with my family and our animals. Believing deeply that “when love is shared, gets multiplied”, I participate in several voluntary actions.
What do you have to say about MEDASSET?
MEDASSET is a new beginning for me, an unprecedented opportunity to participate in the collective effort to protect our sea turtles and seas. This juncture, coupled with my love for animals, takes my life one step ahead.
Programmes & Advocacy Campaigns
Fotini is a biologist and geomatics engineer with a Μaster’s degree in “Development and Environment”. Before MEDASSET she worked as a policy researcher for WWF Greece and was responsible, among others, for running the citizens’ legal support team. She has also worked as an environmental management and sustainable development consultant.
I enjoy every opportunity for outdoor activities whether they are on a mountain or at the sea. I love travelling especially when the experience is enriched with learning about the historical background of the site.
What is your role at MEDASSET?
My responsibilities include coordinating environmental conservation and research programmes and managing campaigns to influence policy makers and stakeholders. The interdisciplinary and transcultural nature of my jobs is what I find most appealing about it. I am excited to have the opportunity to contribute to the conservation of sea turtles, a species with millions of years of evolutionary history, the biology of which still remains a mystery.
Kostas has studied Geology at the University of Patras, holds a Master’s degree in Environmental Oceanography and has received further training in Environmental Education. He has been working as an Environmental Education Teacher in private schools and other educational institutes since 2010. He designs and applies educational programmes for children aged 5 – 15 years, helping them discover Environmental Sciences in a pleasant and creative way.
I was always interested about any activity connected to nature, from a refreshing walk to scientific research. I am glad to participate in actions that communicate environment and science to people.
What about MEDASSET;
Up to almost three decades MEDASSET contributes remarkably to the protection of sea turtles and the Mediterranean environment, by continuously informing, observing and interfering. The environmental education team’s target is to prevent wrong behavior by increasing knowledge and ecological awareness.
“HEALTHY SEAS” OFFICER
Eleana is a marine scientist (University of the Aegean) and holds a Master’s degree in Environmental Policy & Management. She has worked at the Directorate General of Sustainable Fisheries of the Hellenic Ministry of Environment and the environmental department of a consulting company.
I love nature, especially the sea, ballet, which I will never stop, animals and all forms of art.
What about MEDASSET
Animals have an equal right to freedom and life, like people and because human activities often reflect the failure of our society to manage the natural resources, there is no alternative to action. Being part of the MEDASSET team, I have the opportunity to leverage knowledge and love for the marine environment and its protection. As Field Officer for the Healthy Seas initiative I contribute to this sacred purpose in the framework of sustainability: protection of marine life and circular economy.