I grew up in Rethymno, a town in the historical island of Crete, in 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 in Greece 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 and as an Intern Engineer at a wastewater treatment facility in Greece. Since August 2015, I am a PhD candidate in Environmental Engineering in Reible Research Group. My research interests are focused on the fate of metal contaminants and their impact to sediment re-contamination.