Maria was born and raised in Athens. She studied Chemical Engineering at the National Technical University of Athens, received her master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering from Imperial College London and her PhD from the Department of Chemistry at Örebro University in Sweden.

Today, she works as a postdoctoral researcher at the National Hellenic Research Foundation and is the co-founder of the website In her free time, she writes scientific articles and travels. She loves actions for science communication and believes that only education can change the world.