Maria was born and raised in Crete. Her first TEDxThessaloniki experience was in 2017 as a volunteer in PR & Communications Team. Next year she joined the same team as a Social Media Coordinator and until now she holds this position with a great enthusiasm. Her undergraduate studies are related to Journalism and Mass Media of Communication, and her Master studies topic was “Tourism and Cultural Planning and Development”. Beyond her academic work, Maria´s professional experience so far is related to communication management, communication and promotion practices for companies and organizations, event coordination and meetings, brand analysis, and latest years was also involved in digital marketing. Maria´s huge passion is festivals and her biggest love, her dog Lou.