Elianna joined the Foundation in 2019, as a Program Officer. Her professional experience includes policy and programmatic positions in the fields of international development and humanitarian affairs, internationally and in Greece. From 2015 to 2019, she worked on the refugee crisis in Greece, as a policy advisor at UNICEF as well as in senior roles at NGOs, having headed large-scale emergency and humanitarian programming across the country. Prior to that, she worked for numerous years at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris and on consultancy projects for the United Nations, focusing on issues related to human security, peacebuilding and post-conflict reconstruction, green growth and sustainable development. Before transitioning to the non-profit sector, Elianna worked in the private sector, having co-founded one of the first online ticketing companies in Greece, as well as at the Organizing Committee of the Olympic Games ‘Athens 2004’.
She holds a BA in Politics, Philosophy & Economics (PPE) from the University of York, UK, and a Master in Public Affairs (MPA) from L'Institut d'études politiques de Paris, Sciences Po Paris, with a major on "Human Security" and "Economic and Territorial Development".