Our alumni


The Department of Environment is proud of its hundreds of Alumni. We would like to introduce a couple of them to you. you may meet more of our Alumni here.

Fenia Kalachani graduated from the Department of Environment, University of the Aegean, in 2014. She holds a M.Sc. in Environmental Policy and Nature Conservation by the same Department. Currently she is working as an Environmental Officer in the maritime sector. She is also the founder and chief editor of www.greenliving.gr, a webpage dedicated on sustainable lifestyles. In 2018, Greenliving.gr was awarded the ECOPOLIC Ecological Awareness prize in the “Internet Media” category (June 2022)

Maria Katsakiori is one of the first graduates of the Department of the Environment, in 1991. She holds an M.Sc. in Tourism and Local Development from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, specializing on sustainable tourims and protected areas. She works as the Head of the Information, Education and Environmental Interpreting sector of the Goulanris Natural History Museum/Greek Biotope-Wetlands Centre (January 2022).

Chrystallia Evangelatos graduated from the Department of Environment in 2005. She holds an M.Sc. on Water Resources Science and Management by the National Technical University of Athens, with a focus on coastal zones management. Since 2008 she has been working in the private sector, specializing in environmental law and planning, natural resources management and environmental risk assessment. She is currently working with LDK Consultants, a multidisciplinary developmental consultancy group active in Greece and abroad. (June 2021)

Elias Demian graduated from the Department of the Environment in 2004. He holds a M.Sc. in Environmental Management and Policy from the University of Lund, Sweden, and in Applied Economics from Athens Economics -where he is currently a Ph.D. candidate studing the macro-economic effects of climate change. He works as a Researcher with the Foundation for Economic & Industrial Research (IOBE) on microeconomic analysis and environmental issues and he is a Technical Expert for the monitoring team of LIFE-funded projects in Greece, Cyprus and Bulgaria. (January 2021)

Eleni Karalis graduated from the Department of Environment in 2005 and she continued her postgraduate studies at the University of Edinburgh from where she received her Ph.D. (2012) on Ecology and Resources Management. She had been a Postdoc researcher, first with the University of Edinburgh, UK, and with the Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change in Bologna, Italy. Starting in summer 2018, she has been working as an external expert with the Greek Ministry for the Environment & Energy. (June 2020)

Nektarios Kalaitzakis graduated from the Department of Environment in 2015. Ever since he is working as an environmentalist at the Hellenic Centre for Marine Rersearch (HCMR). He is currently finishing his M.Sc. in Statistics at the Athens University of Economics and Business (January 2020).