I grew up in Athens, Greece. I attended National Technical University of Athens, where I obtained my Diploma in Civil Engineering with a concentration in Geotechnical Engineering. I am currently working towards the completion of my Ph.D. with focus on pipeline performance under permanent ground deformations, such as ground rupture phenomena, tunneling and trenching induced deformations, under the supervision of Professor Thomas O’Rourke. I am very interested in simulation of challenging geotechnical problems, but I also enjoy a lot being involved in the teaching process. During my free time, I like jogging, dancing and watching movies.