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DIONYSIA-THEODORA AVGERINOPOULOU

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

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ELENI CHATZICHRISTOU

DEPUTY EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Dr. Eleni T. Chatzichristou is a Research Associate of NKUA. She received her PhD in Astronomy from the University of Leiden (Netherlands) and conducted research in astrophysics in several top institutions world-wide (1994-2004: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Space Telescope Science Institute, Yale University, European Southern Observatory). In 2005 she was awarded a Marie Curie International Re-integration Grant to conduct research at the National Observatory of Athens.

During the following years she gradually became involved in a variety of national and international science communication activities: co-coordinated the Press Office and Outreach and Media Center (EPMC) of Europlanet RI (affiliation: National Observatory of Athens), coordinated the the outreach national nodes network of Europlanet-RI in more than 20 countries (affiliation: National Observatory of Athens), coordination of yearly outreach best practice workshops of Europlanet 2020 RI (affiliation: Institute of Accelerating Systems and Applications), Outreach officer of the Eu-funded MAARBLE project (affiliation: National Observatory of Athens), Greek coordinator of the EU-funded Hands-on-Universe project (affiliation: National Observatory of Athens), Outreach and Communication officer of the Astroparticle Physics European Consortium (APPEC), Greek representative at the European Particle Physics Communication Network (EPPCN).

Since 2012 she is member of the SOC, chairing the Outreach Education Policy (OEP) sessions of the yearly European Planetary Science Congress (EPSC). In June 2016 she became project manager of the Academic Cluster of Science and Technology of USPC (Université Paris Sorbonne Cité) and since January 2017 she is the project manager of the Laboratory of Excellence UnivEarthS at Université Paris-Diderot (France). Publications in refereed journals (23), Conference presentations (54) Citations: >2600 h-index: 13 i10-index: 16

REBECCA STRAUSS

RESEARCHER

Rebecca Strauss has just completed her first year at Georgetown Law in Washington, DC. She will be the president of the Environmental Law Society in 2018-19. She graduated from Brown University in 2011 with a BA in International Relations and History.

Prior to beginning law school, Ms. Strauss worked as a litigation paralegal at Gilbert Employment Law, a plaintiff-side employment law firm. She has extensive experience volunteering with environmental organizations including the International Anti-Poaching Foundation in Zimbabwe doing patrol work as well as the San Francisco Department of the Environment doing community outreach. She also worked as a research assistant for the Interamerican Association for Environmental Defense (AIDA). In addition, she served in AmeriCorps for a year, volunteering with the Nature Conservancy doing ecological survey work to promote the carbon market, the American Red Cross immediately after Hurricane Sandy, and the US Fish and Wildlife Service fighting a wildland fire.

CHRYSA EFSTRATIOU

RESEARCHER

Chrysa Efstratiou is a Research Assistant of European Institute of Law, Science and Technology (EILST). She holds a bachelor’s degree in Water and Soil Engineering (2012), specialized in Renewable Energy Technologies (2017). Chrysa’s published Master’s thesis deals with Wave Energy Applications in order to promote energy efficiency and provide alternative solutions to water scarcity problems in isolated island or coastal communities.

A core focus throughout her career has been the study and analysis of soft energy applications to address water related issues using applications of spatial analysis tools to study both regional effects and damage patterns concerned with water conservation status.

In recent years she has been cooperating with private companies and NGO’s, promoting new technologies in the Water sector. Chrysa’ s responsibilities include the development of environmental management programs, development of environmental policies and strategies, environmental law and climate change issues, environmental investments in pollution control, wastewater treatment and related infrastructure.

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