Education coordinator for the Master of Environmental and Energy Management programme (MEEM). Specialized in the field of governance, environmental management and policy with expertise in protected areas, governance assessment, ecosystem resilience and water management.
Ph.D. (2019) in the field of Governance for Resilience from the University of Twente, and MSc degree (2001-2002) in the field of Environmental Management and Policy from the International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics (IIIEE) at Lund University, Sweden. Experienced in the development and application of environmental strategies to promote preventative approaches to environmental problems, educated to use knowledge from disciplines including engineering, natural sciences, business administration, economics, law, and social sciences to anticipate and prevent the occurrence of environmental problems. BA degree (1994-1999) from the Institute of Ecology, Environment, and Agribusiness at Georgia Academy of Sciences (Georgia) in the field of Accounting and Audit in Agribusiness.
Affiliated Study Programmes
Coordination and communication of the Delta Lady project which is funded by EU Interreg Europe programme. It aims to foster sustainable use of natural and cultural heritage for regional economy in European river deltas. Previously, involved in the DROP project, “benefits of governance in DROught adaPtation” in the frame of the Interreg IVB NWE programme. Prior to my research, I worked for the Province of Friesland in Leeuwarden, at the department of the European Programs and Projects, undertaking research, advising and assisting with the development of project proposals related to the regional development and innovations. I also worked for Cartesius Institute for Sustainable Innovations of the Dutch Technical Universities (Delft, Eindhoven and Twente), has been involved in the EU Interreg projects related to protected areas, sustainable innovations and water management.