Meet the team
Nikos Odubitan – Managing Director
Evangelos Douvlis – Legal Counsellor
Vangelis deals with human rights, political ecology and voluntary forest protection. He may be a lawyer, but he is shy when it comes to speaking about himself; he tries to be fair with people, animals and the environment.
Sebene Eshete – Advocacy Officer
Sebene is of Ethiopian descent; she has studied International and European Studies in the University of Piraeus and has completed a master’s degree in Environment and Development at NTUA. With G2RED she fights for equal rights and opportunities for all, regardless of their ethnicity or sexual orientation.
Silvia Giulini – Advocacy Officer
Silvia is Italian; she loves traveling and eating souvlaki. With a Bachelor and a Master degree in International and Diplomatic Sciences, she has focused her interests on the humanitarian area, while working with refugees both in Italy and Greece. She firmly believes that even the smallest contribution is a fundamental step towards change.
Jackie Abhulimen – Advocacy Officer
Jackie has a long history of grassroots campaigning for the rights of those with migrant background in Europe. Her work focuses on themes of social solidarity, civic engagement and political activism. A graduate of Development and Peace Studies from the University of Bradford, she believes in the endless possibilities of an active imagination.
Katerina Kapnisi – Career Counsellor | Coordinator
Katerina studied Philosophy-Pedagogy-Psychology and got a Master’s Degree in Counselling and Career Guidance from the University of Athens. She is convinced that knowledge is power and aims at supporting individuals so they can be independent and in control of their own lives.
Nikos Nakopoulos – Career Counsellor
Nikos studied Psychology; he got an MSc in Health Management and today he studies Cognitive Behavioral Psychotherapy. He believes in individual change as a means to more systemic/meaningful changes and strives to be a useful ally on a daily basis to the efforts of various social groups at obtaining better and fairer living conditions.
Dimitris Kalafatis – Career Counsellor
Dimitris graduated as a Social Worker from the Democritus University of Thrace with a bachelor’s degree in social administration and Political Science, while he also graduated from the School of Pedagogical and Technological Education with a Diploma in Counselling and Career Guidance. What he believes in? He quotes Nelson Mandela: “It always seems impossible until it’s done.”
Anna Maria Vouzouneraki – Career Counsellor
Anna Maria has a BA in Philosophy-Pedagogy-Psychology and an MSc in Career Counseling from the University of Athens. She believes in people and their capability to evolve, while she also thinks that diversity is the key to a colorful world! For her, that kind of world is worth living for.
Thanasis Tsaldaris – Project Manager
Thanasis has a Bachelor in Psychology and a Master in “Stress Management and Health Promotion”. Several years ago, he got in touch with social movements and human rights. He fights for a society with equal rights and equal opportunities for everyone, and tries to bring a sustainable social change through his participation in g2red.
Elias Tzogonas – Youth Trainer & Adult Educator
Elias graduated from the Department of Philosophy, Pedagogy and Psychology of the Kapodistrian University of Athens. When he was a child, he dreamed of the day that racism died: it was a giant monster, laid in front of his feet lifeless, not looking so big anymore. He joined g2red to make his dream come true.
Rosa Vassilatu – Communication Officer
Rosa graduated from the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens in Communication and Mass Media, and has many years of experience in the Media & Cultural field. She became a part of the g2red organization because she believes that it’s absurd to keep having room for any kind of discrimination in 2017.
Fenia Biniari – Fundraising Officer
Fenia studied Communication, Media and culture at Panteion University and has experience in journalism and cultural management. She believes that the best remedy against racism is to exit our own little world.
Sophia Svoliantopoulou – Project Coordinator
Sophia has a bachelor in International & European Studies and two masters in Mediterranean Studies and Human Rights & Democratization. She is an active volunteer for many years now and her quote is that if we don’t work all together for the change of this world, the world will not change by itself.
Elena Armakola – Administrative Assistant
Elena has graduated from the department of International and European Studies, with a specialty in International Law. She is at G2RED because she believes that the fight for human rights will eventually bring equal opportunities and treatment for all, with respect to their dignity and diversity.
Omar Fares – Arabic Interpreter
Omar is an Aviation student and a Telecommunications Techniques Expert.
His second home is Egypt, while the first one is the Airport. He loves cooking and is always hungry, he hates zoos and he hates borders. Where he lays his head he has a home and until he finds peace, he is a soldier in the humanitarian army.
Ali Zamani – Farsi Interpreter
Ali was born in Iran; he has a bachelor in petroleum Engineering and he was also working as a Music Teacher in his country. Since he arrived in Greece, he has been working in the humanitarian field, because he wanted to be useful in this huge crisis. That is how he joined the g2red team!
Ismini Karydopoulou – Program Officer
Ismini holds a degree in Political Science & Public Administration (University of Athens), an MD in Political Sociology (Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne) and certifications of Pedagogy and Human Rights Education. Participation, action and the small or big social changes that those can bring, are of her interest in both, theory and practice.