Born in Athens, I early on selected Psychology as the field of my interest and started out in France at the University Paris-7 Jussieu, where I completed my Psychology Degree. I must admit that I have been largely influenced by the French Culture and way of life and always look back at my University years in Paris as some of the best years of my life.
Subsequent to that, I returned to Greece and had a chance to further enhance my academic education by taking a Degree in the Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Athens, while at the same time started my professional life, that developed into two parallel paths :
• Member of the scientific and management staff of one of the largest state-owned organizations in Greece offering day-care psychological services and doing research and training in the area of Psychology
• Private practitioner – psychologist operating my own office for over twenty years.
Parallel to that, I worked very closely with the Psychiatric Department of the Medical School of the University of Athens on my PhD, which I received in 1996. As a follow-up to this academic endeavour, I was offered a very unique opportunity that significantly influenced both my professional potential and my personality. I was selected to go as a visiting scientist for a one–year stay to the Departments of Medical Psychology and Neuropsychiatry of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore USA. Working closely with top scientists of international caliber in an environment of creativity and cutting edge research in the broader area of the workings of the human brain was really a great experience.
Finally, since I returned from the U.S., I developed an interest in the application of my extensive Psychology background in the business environment and became part of the AIMS team, also as a member of the BoD of AIMS Int’l Hellas S.A.
Presently I live in Athens with my husband.