PhD (Tufts U)
Environmental Studies (ENVR)
Ioli Christopoulou received a B.A. in International Relations from Mount Holyoke College (summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa) and an M.A. and Ph.D. from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University focusing on public international law, international organizations and environmental policy.
The tile of her dissertation is “Creating a Sustainable Europe: The Role of the European Union Structural Funds”.
While a student, Ioli Christopoulou volunteered and interned at various environmental organizations in Athens and Brussels. From 2005 to 2018, she worked at WWF Greece, initially as a policy researcher and then for a decade as the nature policy officer. In 2018, she co-founded The Green Tank, a non-profit think tank aimed at promoting policy solutions for a sustainable future, where she serves as the policy coordinator.
She has been appointed to represent 12 NGOs in the national Nature Committee, which reports to the Minster of Environment and Energy, and currently serves as its alternate chair. She has served as a member of the Board of “MEDASSET – The Mediterranean Association to Save the Sea Turtle” and is the coordinator of the Mount Holyoke Alumnae Group of Greece.