Ms. Christopoulou received a B.A. in International Relations from Mount Holyoke College (summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa) and an M.A. in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, where she is currently a Ph.D. candidate. Her dissertation examines the contribution of the EU Structural Funds to the creation of a sustainable Europe.
Since 2005, she has been working at the World Wide Fund for Nature-Greece (WWF-Greece) as a member of the NGO’s environmental policy team. Topics that she has been actively engaged with include the application of the EU funds, the development and implementation of environmental law, the evolution of environmental governance, and the effectiveness of the system of protected areas. Currently, Ioli is the Nature Policy Officer of WWF Greece, a position that allows her to partake in the constantly evolving world of global, European and national environmental politics.
Her publications include “Conserving the Environmental Acquis: An Assessment of the European Convention” (with Tony Long, 2004); “The Emergent ‘System’ of Global Environmental Governance” (with Adil Najam & William Moomaw, 2004); and “Uniting People Through Nature in Southeast Europe: The Role (and Limits) of NGOs in the Transboundary Prespa Park” (with Vivi Roumeliotou, 2006).