She was born in Athens, but her family originates from the island of Chios. She is married to Dionyssis Terzis and she has two sons, Anastassis and Fotis.
She holds the title of Supreme Court Attorney at Law. She specializes in public law, public procurement, public works and supply contracts, local administration entities law, civil servants and disciplinary law, environmental law, as well as private education and college’ s legislation.
She graduated from Athens Law School in 1992 and she also holds an L.L.M. degree in European Community Law from Brussels University (U.L.B.).
She has been an intern at the Cabinet of the Greek EEC Commissioner, responsible for energy, tourism and small and medium sized enterprises (1995). She has worked as a researcher at the European Institute of Public Administration in Maastricht (NL), with a focus on the areas of community institutions and procedures, national parliaments - democratic legitimacy and internal market (free movement of goods and persons) (1995-1998).
She has taught at the Training Institute of the Greek National Center for Public Administration and Local Government (2001-2005), and has also been a legal advisor to the community support framework at the Ministry of National Education (2001-2002), and a monitoring committee member of the community program POLITEIA at the Ministry of Merchant Marine (2001-2002). During the Greek Presidency of the European Union, she played a coordinating role between the European Parliament and the Council of Ministers in transport and communication matters (2002-2003).
She has been a counselor of Marilisa Xenogiannakopoulou, member of the European Parliament and General Secretary of the Greek Socialist Party (PASOK), (2004-2007).
Finally, from September 2010 until February 2012 she has worked as a scientific advisor of the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs in the field of European Union.
She speaks English and French fluently.
She has published among others:
i) The Right to Judicial protection in Community law. The impact of Community law on the Greek legal order (published in the Greek legal journal “DIKI”, Issue 5, May 1993, p. 453).
ii) Bibliography and elaboration of ECJ case-law related to Universal Service, to “Managing universal service obligation in public utilities in the EU”, European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA)-Maastricht, 1996, p. 131.