Georgios is a graduate of the University of Maryland at College Park with a degree in Electrical Engineering. Georgios also attended the George Washington University MBA and University of Virginia Project Management continued education programs.
Georgios has extensive operations and international business experience in the Middle East, Asia, USA and Latin America, working for multinational organizations in the IT and telecommunications sectors.
I like to keep active and my hobbies include photography and taking long walks with my dogs. I also enjoy taking trips with my motorcycle, especially in the company of my son.
What about MEDASSET:
This is the first time I work for an environmental NGO. I find the work of directing the operations of MEDASSET challenging and satisfying. I feel honored to work for an organization whose mission is to save the Sea Turtles and their environment.
Vicky is from the UK and has a BSc in Biological Conservation from Anglia Ruskin University and an MSc in Tropical Coastal Management from Newcastle University. Her work in the UK has focused on the management of Marine Protected Areas and sustainable fishery practices. While in Greece she has worked both as a volunteer and field leader for Archelon (Zakynthos and Rescue Centre) before becoming a research assistant for the National Marine Park of Zakynthos.
At a very young age, my parents brought me a snorkel while on holiday of the south coast of England and since then I have been fascinated with what lies beneath the waves. Over 30 years later, it is still my most favorite thing to do!
What do you have to say about MEDASSET?
My role within the MEDASSET Team is to provide technical and scientific support to my colleagues managing programmes. The opportunity to work within such a distinguished organisation, which has been instrumental in the protection of Sea Turtles across the Mediterranean, is truly a privilege to be involved in continuing its valuable work.
Programmes & Advocacy Campaigns
Liza studied International & European Economics (BSc) at the Athens University of Economics & Business, and then visited the Autonomous University of Barcelona to study Ecological Economics & Environmental Management (MSc). In the past she has worked on the EU chemicals policy campaign with Amics de la Terra, on environmental management systems at a pharmaceutical plant, and sustainable tourism eco-labelling at a certification company. She is a native Greek and English speaker, fluent in Spanish and can understand French.
Outside office hours, I enjoy outdoor activities and can’t imagine life without good music, films and festivals. When it comes to holidays I’m off to my hometown in Crete, travelling abroad, preferably to pristine locations, and I would switch a hotel room with a tent in a blink of the eye!
What is your role at MEDASSET?
Since joining the team in 2008, my responsibilities involve managing campaigns to influence policy makers and stakeholders, as well as coordinating conservation and research projects. MEDASSET has given me the opportunity to work for what I feel most passionate about: safeguarding our blue home and its amazing life forms. I also enjoy the culturally rich experience that comes hand in hand with our daily contact with colleagues from the Mediterranean and beyond.
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.
Events & Personal Data Protection Officer
Poppy is a graduate of International and European Relations from the University of Pireaus. She has also obtained the ”Diplome de Langue et Litterature Francaises, 2eme degree” from Paris-Sorbonne University and the ”Certificate of Proficiency in English” from Cambridge and Michigan Universities.
In the past, she worked for the Hellenic Ministry of Finance at the Directorate of the European Union, the Directorate of Planning and Management Policy and for the Hellenic Ministry of Interior and Public Administration. Before joining MEDASSET, she was working as an administrative assistant at the Municipality of Athens.
I try to live my life to the fullest to gain many experiences and enjoy every moment of it. I get thrilled with creative arts, theater, music, street art, the art of graffiti. I am passionate about astronomy, chocolate and football of course! Generally speaking, I think life must be a fascinating adventure full of intense moments and emotions.
What about MEDASSET?
Through my cooperation with MEDASSET I hope to contribute to the solution of environmental problems and in raising public awareness for the protection of the marine environment. One who tries can either win or lose, but you’ve already lost if you don’t try at all.
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.
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 Greek Ministry of Rural Development & Food and at 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 Project Officer I contribute to this sacred purpose in the framework of sustainability.
Konstantina (listens to Nadia – signs Konstantina) holds a BA Honours in Forestry and Natural Environment from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and an MSc in Energy Systems and Building Design from International Hellenic University. She is a dedicated sustainable development scientist with knowledge of energy, climate and ecology. Her multi-disciplinary background lies in the fields of Energy and Climate Policies, Management of Natural Resources, Monitoring Landscape Change, Green Infrastructure and Local Green Spaces. She has won a number of EU and National fellowships and hence has worked in the past as an Environmentalist (Forestry Service of Thessaloniki – Department of Forest Management, University of Turin – Finance and Environment Dep.), as an Energy Policy Analyst (EU Commission Joint Research Center – Ispra, Energy Metropolis LEIPZIG” Network for energy and environmental technology, Leipzig, Germany) and as an International Project Manager (LEITAT Technological Center, Barcelona). She is a native Greek speaker, fluent in English and Spanish and can understand Italian.
Into our Nature, Co-Creation, Fine Arts and Imagination.
What about MEDASSET
I am a member of MEDASSET’s amazing team. Precisely, since mid-July 2018, I work as a Programmes Officer as I am coordinating and implementing research on conservation projects while I am also contributing to the organization as an Environmental Policy Advisor at national level. MEDASSET is a trigger for me to explore the holistic approach of nature’s conservation through Leonardo Da Vinci’s quote; ‘’Water is the driving force of all nature’’. MEDASSET is also an inspiration for me to demonstrate marine biodiversity safeguard and human action’s mutual dependence.
Efi holds a BA Honors in Communication & Mass Media from University of Athens, an MSc in Marketing Communication (Athens University Economics & Business) and is on her second BA on Business Administration. She comes from the business sector but always found environmental issues really important, yet somehow neglected in her country.
Book lover (yet the last years i read mostly for Uni), fitness lover, nature enthusiast.
Although my greatest love is my dog.
My native language is Greek and i speak English fluently.
I have also studied French and German.
What about MEDASSET
MEDASSET is a change for me. I have always worked for big firms with the ultimate goal to make profit, thus working for an organization with a more ethical mission is really important for me. MEDASSET is a historical organization in my country and i am really proud to be part of the team. Hoping to contribute to organization’s success.