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What it Takes to Do Humanitarian Work

"Be curious, be open to adventure, be brave and remember to take care of yourself." This is the advice that Sofia Kouvelaki, CEO of the Home Project, gives to anyone who is interested in pursuing a career in the humanitarian non-profit sector. (Original Score by Aris Tombros)

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Sofia Kouvelaki

Sofia Kouvelaki is the Chief Executive Officer of The Home Project. She was the Program Manager of the Bodossaki Foundation Program for Unaccompanied Minors and inter alia, in charge of projects on Social Welfare Provision to socially vulnerable groups. She has worked at the UN and at UNICEF in the economic analysis and social policy division and as an Adviser and Researcher for the public and private sectors in Greece. She holds a Master of Science in International Political Economy from the London School of Economics and a Master in International Economics from Sciences Po Paris. She has completed a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and International Relations at Brown University in the USA and a Certificate from the Harvard Program on Refugee Trauma and Recovery.

Sofia has given talks and participated in panel discussions on unaccompanied minors and the refugee crisis in Greece at the US Congress, Harvard University, Brown University, University of London (UCL), TEDx Athens, Building Bridges Film Festival, and many other institutions in Europe and the US. Sofia has been selected as part of Obama Foundation Leaders: Europe program, which is composed of 35 emerging leaders who represent 18 countries throughout Europe.

In the past, she has worked as a researcher and producer at Mega TV “War Zone” documentary series and was a contributing author at Huffington Post Greece.

Sofia is currently based in Athens, Greece.

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