Currently, I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Pretoria and the President of the South African Association for Energy Economics. I completed my undergraduate studies at the University of Macedonia in Thessaloniki, Greece (where I was born and grew up). I came to South Africa in 2007 to pursue postgraduate studies at the University of Pretoria. I received my Doctorate in Economics with a specialization in Energy Economics in 2011 and since then my research focuses on energy and environmental issues from a macroeconomic point of view.
I am one of the 2020 co-chairs of the South African Young Academy of Science (SAYAS) and a co-leader of the Women in Science Working Group of the Global Young Academy (GYA), both providing platforms for young to contribute towards solutions to national and global challenges facing society. I strongly believe that the youth globally needs a voice to engage with each other and realise that all face similar challenges and opportunities and provide a sense of belonging and secondly, a voice to the world that can make a difference.
Among everything else, I am a wife and I am raising two -very busy- boys. To find balance, I enjoy reading (a lot), dancing (anything but mostly oriental), going to the movies (recently mostly superhero movies with the boys), and (try to enjoy) running. For more on my cv check here and read a bit of my own blog here.