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This is our team of volunteer mentors across the globe. Please scroll down to find the mentor(s) you would like to get guidance from the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine. 

SCIENCE
Maria Apostolidi

Maria Apostolidi

Highest degree: PhD – Medical Sciences, specialization in Pathobiochemistry

Job title:Research Scientist at Agilent Labs (Agilent Technologies, Inc.) 

“Mentoring is the cornerstone of skill development and ensuring successful professional advancement”

Eugenia Vasiliadou

Eugenia Vasiliadou

Highest degree: MSc – Chemistry

Job title: Doctoral Researcher at Northwestern University

“Our success extends when we are willing to help others achieve their own”

Sofia Nikolopoulou

Sofia Nikolopoulou

Highest degree: MSc – Inorganic Chemistry and Its Applications in Industry

Job title: PhD Student in Bioinorganic Chemistry, University of Athens

“I would like to guide people as much as I can with university advice as a PhD candidate”

Iro Koliakou

Iro Koliakou

Highest degree: PhD: Biomaterials and Regenerative Medicine

Job title: STEM Coordinator at Anatolia College Thessaloniki

“We build the future through education-Step-by-Step-Student to Student.”

Vasiliki Liaki

Vasiliki Liaki

Highest degree: MSc – Molecular Biology and Genetics

Job title: Doctoral researcher/Marie Curie fellow in Spanish National Cancer Research Center (CNIO), Madrid

The new generation is ready to offer a lot in the field of biosciences

Maria Hatzidaki

Maria Hatzidaki

Highest degree: PhD-  Food Chemistry

Job title: Postdoctoral Researcher at National Hellenic Research Foundation & Co-founder of the website BeConscious.gr

“I can actively contribute in mentoring”

Areti Mourka

Areti Mourka

Highest degree: PhD: Laser Physics field. Title: Probing the modal characteristics of novel beam shapes.

Job title: Postdoctoral Researcher at Hellenic Mediterranean University / Research Associate at Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas

“It is an incredible gain and joy for me if I managed to inspire even one young person with my passion for what I do”

Greta Koumarianou

Greta Koumarianou

Highest degree: MSc, Physical Chemistry

Job title: Ph.D Candidate in Physical Chemistry, University of California, Santa Barbara

“We are learning by asking the right questions”

Kiki Barmpa

Kiki Barmpa

Highest degree: Msc: Biotechnology

Job title: PhD candidate at the University of Luxembourg

“Solidarity and mutual aid, two necessary principles for our daily lives”

Eva Zarkadoula

Eva Zarkadoula

Highest degree: PhD- Physics

Job title: Research & Development Staff at Oak Ridge National Laboratory

A strong support system can help us thrive!

Konstantina Nikolakopoulou

Konstantina Nikolakopoulou

Highest degree: MSc: Molecular Mechanisms of Disease

Job title: PhD candidate in human reproduction at the University of Cambridge

“Good mentoring can open horizons, motivate and why not…inspire!”

Lina Ntokou

Lina Ntokou

Highest degree: PhD: Molecular Biology and Medicine of the Lung

Job title: Postdoctoral researcher at Yale University

“Helping each other allows better growth.”

Marianna Rapsomaniki

Marianna Rapsomaniki

Highest degree: PhD: Applications of stochastic hybrid models in biological systems

Job title: Senior Researcher, Systems Biology group, IBM Research Zurich

“Through mentoring I am interested in showing young researchers that many alternative career paths are possible,”

Ioanna Danai Styliari

Ioanna Danai Styliari

Highest degree: PhD: Modelling and Experimental Studies on assembly and properties of drug delivery nanoparticles

Job title: Senior Scientist (Materials Science) -GlaxoSmithKline

“A career is never a clear one-way street. In order not to get lost, you want good instructions.”

Georgia Paraskaki

Georgia Paraskaki

Highest degree: Msc – Accelerator Physics

Job title: PhD candidate at DESY accelerator laboratory

Working in science and research shouldn’t be a lonely path. Let’s learn and grow together!

Chrysovalantou Kalaitzidou

Chrysovalantou Kalaitzidou

Highest degree: MSc: Bioinformatics

Job title: Doctoral researcher at University of Luxembourg

“The chain rule: you may be preceding, yet make sure to unlock the next one’s potential. Together you will fly higher.”

Myrto Patraskaki

Myrto Patraskaki

Highest degree: MSc: Molecular Biology, Molecular Genetics and Diagnostic Markers

Job title: PhD candidate in Luxembourg center for Systems Biomedicine

“In Science nobody advances alone.”

Eleni Ntokou

Eleni Ntokou

Highest degree: PhD -Molecular Microbiology

Job title: Food Product Development and Sustainability Manager, Denmark

“I would like to help young scientists on the difficult journey of seeking a career path.”

Olga Biskou

Olga Biskou

Highest degree: PhD-  The role of the cytoskeleton in autophagy and Crohn’s disease

Job title: Postdoctoral Fellow Linköping University Sweden

“Experience exchange helps each other move forward and to make scientific community more approachable

Martha Vardaki

Martha Vardaki

Highest degree: PhD: Advanced Raman Techniques for Real Time Cancer Diagnostics

Job title: Postdoctoral Researcher at the Institute of Chemical Biology, National Hellenic Research Foundation

“Make a difference in your life by making a difference in someone else’s life.”

Eleni Arvaniti

Eleni Arvaniti

Highest degree: PhD: Molecular Biology – Hematology

Job title: Postdoctoral external Associate at BRFAA and Secondary Education Teacher

“Meet and see science through the eyes of the young using the experience of the older ones.”

Katerina Britzolaki

Katerina Britzolaki

Highest degree: PhD – Neuroscience

Job title: Neuroscientist, Senior Project Architect (Lead Scientist) in Healthcare & Life Sciences, PreScouter, Inc.

Mentoring is a brain to pick, an ear to listen and a push in the right direction

Argyro Chatziadi

Argyro Chatziadi

Highest degree: MSc- Material science

Job title: PhD researcher in Drugs and Biomaterials at UCT, Prague

A mentor empowers a person to see a possible future, and believe it can be obtained

Marula Tsagkari

Marula Tsagkari

Highest degree: MSc – Environmental Science Policy and Management

Job title: PhD at University of Barcelona

If we want to change the way we approach science as humankind, we need to first change ourselves

Ioanna Chatzigiannidou

Ioanna Chatzigiannidou

Highest degree: MSc: Bioinformatics and Systems Biology

Job title: PhD candidate at Center for Microbial Ecology and Technology, Ghent University

“By sharing our experience / knowledge, we help others make decisions with confidence”

Rodopi Stamatiou

Rodopi Stamatiou

Highest degree: PhD: Medical human physiology

Job title: Postdoctoral Researcher at the Medical School of the University of Thessaly

“When one person mentors, two lives are changed” Kevin Sessums

Maria Vlastara

Maria Vlastara

Highest degree: MSc Radiopharmaceutical Chemistry

Job title: PhD candidate in Nuclear Imaging at the Radboud University Medical Center

“Become today, the person you wanted to have next to you yesterday”

Matina Tsalavouta

Matina Tsalavouta

Highest degree: PhD – Gene Regulation and Expression in the Developing Zebrafish

Job title: Head of Strategic Planning and Engagement, Liverpool Cancer Research Institute, University of Liverpool

We learn the most through our own experiences; but sharing our learning can become part of someone else’s and ours learning journey”

Athanasios Zarkadoulas

Athanasios Zarkadoulas

Highest degree: PhD – Chemistry

Job title: Postdoctoral researcher  at National & Kapodistrian University of Athens

Be who you needed when you were younger

Asimina Pantazi

Asimina Pantazi

Highest degree: PhD-  Molecular and Clinical Medicine

Job title: Business Development Executive @Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult

In order to learn, you need to ask. Every experience should be shared with others!

Ioanna Leontiou

Ioanna Leontiou

Highest degree: PhD- Molecular Biology

Job title: Postdoctoral researcher Edinburgh university

Mentors don’t necessarily have the answers, but they can help you find your own answers. –Amelia Rope

Olympia Karadima

Olympia Karadima

Highest degree: PhD – Microwave technology for medical applications

Job title: Marie-Sklodowska Curie fellow – King’s College London, Senior Physicist – Cambridge Consultants

I would like to encourage young women and girls to love science and help them pursue the careers they desire; having such people has been very important in my career.

Ioanna Karamichali

Ioanna Karamichali

Highest degree: Ph.D – Biology: Protein Evolution

Job title: Postdoctoral researcher in Bioinformatics at the CERTH, Thessaloniki

“I am interested in helping the younger generation of women who want to move forward in their careers. I also want to work together and learn from this generation.”

Anastasia Amoiroglou

Anastasia Amoiroglou

Highest degree: MSc – Molecular and Developmental Biology

Job title: Ph.D. Candidate – Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of Arizona

A mentor is a guide and a friend, who helps a mentee succeed through their knowledge and experience while also learning from them

TECHNOLOGY
Danai Korre

Danai Korre

Highest degree: PhD – Informatics

Job title: Postdoctoral Research Associate at University of Edinburgh

I’d like to offer guidance and support to younger generations of scientists

Isidora Tourni

Isidora Tourni

Highest degree: Msc – Computer Science

Job title: PhD candidate at Boston University, Computer Science

We rise by lifting others

Tatiana Styliari

Tatiana Styliari

Highest degree: PhD – Human Computer Interaction

Job title: Senior Design Researcher, Deloitte UK

“Mentoring for me is a cycle of mutual learning and inspiration between mentors and mentees.”

Maria Christofi

Maria Christofi

Highest degree: PhD – CyberSecurity

Job title: Crypto Lab manager & ITSEF COO – Oppida

Experience should be transferred

Lilian Balatsou

Lilian Balatsou

Highest degree: PhD: Cognitive Neuroscience

Job title: Speech Scientist & Project Manager at Voiceweb

“A mentor is someone who allows you to see the hope inside yourself.”

Eleftheria Briakou

Eleftheria Briakou

Highest degree: MSc – Computer Science

Job title: Ph.D. Student in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Maryland, College Park

“What would you do if you knew you can’t fail?”

Maria Papadopoulou

Maria Papadopoulou

Highest degree: PhD – Study of the dynamical behavior of nonlinear circuits and their implementation

Job title: Postdoctoral Researcher Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Together we can thrive!

Thomas Gkilias

Thomas Gkilias

Highest degree: MSc -Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship – University of Portsmouth

Job title: CEO & Founder MindmeUp Innovation and Marketing Services

“If you can dream it, you can do it.

Walt Disney

Evgenia Kapassa

Evgenia Kapassa

Highest degree: MSc- Advanced Information Systems

Job title: Doctoral Researcher at University of Nicosia, Senior Researcher and Innovation Engineer at Innov-acts

We rise by lifting others (Robert Ingersoll)

Margarita Zias

Margarita Zias

Highest degree: BS: Computer Science

Job title: Cybersecurity Associate at Discover Financial Services

When I was little, I thought that because I wanted all the girls to be able to participate in what the boys did on the computer, I was a FEMINIST. Now I know that the appropriate title is STEMinist.”

 

 

Vasileios Souleles

Vasileios Souleles

Highest degree: MEng – School of Electrical and Computer Engineering – National Technical University of Athens

Job title: Systems Engineer – Site Reliability Engineer at Google

If you want to go fast, go alone. But if you want to go far, go together

African proverb

Olga Vezertzi

Olga Vezertzi

Highest degree: MSc – Business Administration, Management

Job title: Lean Production Manager in Jacobs Engineering UK and Ireland

“I’d like to share lessons learned from living in different countries and get inspired from fresh ideas and challenges!”

ENGINEERING
Maria Papathanasiou

Maria Papathanasiou

Highest degree: PhD – Process Systems Engineering

Job title: Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Imperial College London

If you can dream it, you can do it (W. Disney). Together, we’ll find out how.

Alexandra Bousia

Alexandra Bousia

Highest degree: PhD: Design of Energy Efficient Network Planning Schemes for LTE and LTE-Advanced Wireless Cellular Networks

Job title: Postdoctoral researcher at the University of Thessaly

“I would like to share my experiences and knowledge to help other women.”

Aggeliki Chanteli

Aggeliki Chanteli

Highest degree: PhD- Mechanical Engineering & Aeronautics

Job title: Quality Engineer Ι, Βoston Scientific, Ireland

Everything is possible when we are inspired and believe in ourselves

Paraskevas Kontis

Paraskevas Kontis

Highest degree: PhD – Materials Science

Job title: Associate Professor in Materials Science and Engineering, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway

Mentoring can enable us to achieve our full potential

Myrto Patraskaki

Konstantina Kyriakopoulou

Highest degree: PhD: Chemical Engineering

Job title: Postdoctoral researcher at the Wageningen University, The Netherlands

“Honest and constructive feedback is the key to improvement.”

Elina Efthymiou

Elina Efthymiou

Highest degree: PhD – Structural Engineering

Job title: Assistant Professor in Civil Engineering at York College of Pennsylvania

“My motto is that building bridges is what we need to do. Real and spiritual bridges are just as important.”

Katerina Christofidou

Katerina Christofidou

Highest degree: PhD – Materials Science and Metallurgy

Job title: Lecturer in Metallurgy at The University of Sheffield

“I owe a lot to my incredible mentors and helping more women in STEM is a token of my appreciation”

Niki Sorogas

Niki Sorogas

Highest degree: MSc, MEng – Physics and Materials Science

Job title: PhD solid state physics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

To love ourselves and support each other in the process of becoming real is perhaps the greatest single act of daring greatly.

Kelly Kousi

Kelly Kousi

Highest degree: PhD: Catalytic Systems for Biomass Reforming to H2 and Synthesis Gas

Job title: Lecturer at the University of Surrey, UK

“If you are uncertain of what lies ahead, ask someone who has already been there.”

Stella Ioannidou

Stella Ioannidou

Highest degree: M.Eng and MSc – Rural, Surveying and Geoinformatics Engineering (NTUA), MBA (ALBA)

Job title: Human Capital Consulting, Greece. Founder @ Project Mamager

“The Sun rises from Within (and with a Village of great Mentors & Coaches by your side!)”

Eva Pappa

Eva Pappa

Highest degree: PhD, Materials and Processes

Job title: Technical Project Manger in Horizon Projects, National Technical University of Athens

“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I may remember. Involve me and I learn”

Natasa Papangelou

Natasa Papangelou

Highest degree: PhD –  Bioscience Engineering (Environment)

Job title: Postdoctoral Researcher at INRAE (National Institute for Agronomic Environmental Research, France)

Let’s lift each other up!

Fenia Sapountzi

Fenia Sapountzi

Highest degree: PhD – Chemical Engineering

Job title: Senior Research Scientist, Syngaschem BV/Dutch Institute For Fundamental Energy Research

I had minimal support when I started, which ended up being life-changing. I would also like to help young people chase their dreams

Konstantina Kyriakoudi

Konstantina Kyriakoudi

Highest degree: MSc –  Applied Maths and Computer Science

Job title: PhD- Biofluid Mechanics Using Numerical and Approximate Analytical Methods at University of Ioannina

“I would like to guide young people in their career choice, similarly to how I received help when I needed it”.

Eleni Dovrou

Eleni Dovrou

Highest degree: PhD.: Environmental Sciences and Engineering with focus on Atmospheric Chemistry

Job title Postdoctoral Fellow at Max Planck Institute for Chemistry

“With mentoring we contribute to the uncovering people’s potential”

Eleni Routoula

Eleni Routoula

Highest degree: PhD – Chemical & Biological Engineering

Job title: University Teaching Associate for Employability, University of Sheffield

I would like to guide whoever needs support with employability and exploring their options, especially if they had challenges with what they studied

MATHEMATICS
Victoria Taroudaki

Victoria Taroudaki

Highest degree: PhD- Applied Mathematics & Statistics and Scientific Computation

Job title: Assistant Professor at Eastern Washington University

I grow old ever learning” Solon

Androniki Menelaou

Androniki Menelaou

Highest degree: PhD- Statistics

Job title: COO at Katana Labs

We only grow when we grow together

Ioanna Manolopoulou

Ioanna Manolopoulou

Highest degree: PhD – Statistical science

Job title: Associate professor in Statistics, University College London

“The multifaceted support of the new generation of scientists is very important”

MEDICINE
Christina Bothou

Christina Bothou

Highest degree: MD, MSc- Endocrinology and Diabetes

Job title: PhD Researcher in Adrenal Oncology, Department of Endocrinology, University Hospital Zurich (USZ), Switzerland

“With guidance, self-knowledge and self-confidence you create the strategic plan for your success.”

Angeliki Stamatouli

Angeliki Stamatouli

Highest degree: MD – Endocrinologist

Job title: Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Virginia Commonwealth University – Mentor and student coach @VCU

The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled” (Plutarch)

Afroditi Smpiraki

Afroditi Smpiraki

Highest degree: Phd – Veterinary Medicine

Job title: Veterinary Microbiologist, Ministry of Rural Development and Food. Head at the Veterinary Laboratory of Chalkis: The National Reference Laboratory for Salmonella and Αntimicrobial Resistance

“Contributing to the younger generations’ development is our pleasure, obligation and responsibility”

Katerina Bobota

Katerina Bobota

Highest degree: DDS – Doctor of Dental Medicine

Job title: Healthcare professional – NHS London

“At the end of the day all that matters is giving people a hand up.”

Notice 01/2022 : The next mentors’ onboarding cycle will open in June 2022. We will notify you in advance for the introductory onboarding meeting.

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