Dr. Christina Marouli has studied biochemistry (B.A.), Urban and environmental policy (M.A.) and sociology (PhD) in the United States, with a specialisation on the urban environment, health and social inequalities. She has been the recipient of a Fulbright award during which she collaborated with a Turkish professor from Bogazici University and did research on multicultural environmental education programmes. Her research interests include sustainable – healthy – smart cities, food waste, Education for Sustainability and education for behavioural and social change, and environmental health. She is Associate Professor at the Environmental Studies B.Sc. program of DEREE – the American College of Greece, where she also founded and directed (for 7 years) the Center of Excellence for Sustainability. In addition, she has extensive experience as a consultant and a free-lance researcher on environmental and occupational safety health issues in the private sector, as well as an expert of EU funded environmental projects (under LIFE or Urban Innovative Action initiatives). She has worked with NGOs focusing on women’s and children’s issues (i.e. Director of Save the Children, Greece; responsible for development education programmes at the YWCA, Greece), while she was a co-founder of the Emergency Research Center (NGO).