I was born and grew-up in Thessaloniki, Greece. In 2006, at 17.5 years old and after graduating from Anatolia College High School in Thessaloniki, I left for College in the USA (OH) under scholarship. I obtained a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Political Science from the College of Wooster in 2010. My Senior Independent Study Thesis, under the supervision of Prof. Kent Kille, was on EU integration theories of neofunctionalism and intergovernmentalism, and the impact of the 2004/7 EU enlargement wave.
I went on to obtain a Master of Science (MSc) in Global Politics in 2012 from the University of Southampton, UK. My Master’s thesis, under the supervision of Dr. Christopher Holmes, was on the Greek MoUs and their impact on the Greek Constitution and democracy.
I am the creator and the current managing/academic director of the UACES-hosted blog EU & Democracy, which examines issues of democratic processes within the EU, and the EURACTIV-hosted blog EU and Greece, which examines issues relevant to the EU and Greece. I am also the creator and producer of the weekly English radio show The Greek Spot, currently in its 7th year of production in the radio station 100.6 FM of Thessaloniki, Greece.