Marine biology and aquatic ecology are my main scientific interests. I have a Bachelor's degree in Biology and a Master's degree in Hydrobiology and Aquacultures from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. During my studies I have worked on several national and international projects, which helped me improve my skills in field and laboratory work, data and image analysis. I was lucky enough to complete two internships through the Erasmus+ program and had the chance to build bridges of cooperation with Institutes and Universities from many countries (Portugal, Spain, Italy, Norway, USA). At the moment I am preparing to defend my PhD which is focused on the reproductive biology of both anadromous and landlocked fish species of the genus Alosa (river herring, shad, etc.). These species of high socioeconomic value have suffered severe declines in their numbers. I decided to join the WFMD team to contribute in reversing the decreasing trend in the abundance of alosines and any other diadromous or potamodromous fish that struggle to survive.