Anna holds a Masters in Environmental and Energy Management from University of Piraeus , a Bachelor degree in Economics from Panteion University and Regional Development and has done studies in Business Administration and Management in Academia de Studii Economice din Bucuresti. Her Master’s thesis was on The value of nature: Economic benefits of eco-system services vs. the willingness-to-pay for nature conservation. Anna has managed for many years conservation projects for endangered species in MPAs and NATURA 2000 network areas in Greece and has spend many years in field research with the use of technology (drones, temperature loggers and GSM and Satellite tags). At the same time, she has done a lot of work for Environmental Awareness, Citizen Science and fishermen. As for side projects and social work, she is a Co- founder and Treasurer of Electra Energy Cooperative, she manages the social media of 9Trees, is a member of ARCHELON and an activist in Greenpeace Greece. On her free time she enjoys to read, travel, chess and working out.
Jessica BRIONY JONES
Senior Project Officer
Jessica has a PhD with the University of Aberdeen (in collaboration with the South Atlantic Environmental Research Institute and the Falkland Islands Fisheries Department) in Applied Marine and Fisheries Ecology on a commercial squid species. She has an academic and practical background in fisheries, life history ecology and cephalopods and an analytical background in ageing, trace element and isotopic analysis. She has spent most of her career in the Falkland Islands Fisheries Department working as a scientific fisheries observer, post-doctoral researcher and PhD supervisor for an ecosystem model and stable isotope based PhD. Prior to joining the SEaCoR project, she was working as a squid ageing specialist with the Northeast Fisheries Science Center, Woods Hole, USA undertaking ageing and trace element analysis to inform their Northern shortfin squid research track assessment. Beyond her work, Jessica studies for an MBA with Heriot-Watt University in her spare time and enjoys hiking and travelling.