I grew up in Rethymno, a town in the historical island of Crete, Greece. I received my Chemical Engineering 5 year program-degree from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece in 2013. During my undergraduate thesis I focused on the composition and characterization of the nanomaterial aerogel of cellulose-TiO2 for environmental applications. In 2015 I received my MSc degree in Environmental Engineering from the Technical University of Crete, Greece under the supervision of Dr. Nicolas Kalogerakis, and my master thesis was based on bioremediation of marine oil spills using low-cost agents. During my MSc studies, I worked for two years as a Research Assistant for the European funded project KILLSPILL as well as an Intern Engineer at a wastewater treatment facility in Greece. Since August 2015, I am a graduate student and PhD candidate under the supervision of Dr. Danny Reible in Civil and Environmental Engineering. My research interests are focused on the fate of stormwater metal contaminants and the metal release impact on sediment recontamination.