Ioanna Katsavria is a graduate of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (in Early Childhood Education), is currently completing a Master of Science in Strategic Human Resource Management at ALBA Graduate Business School and has completed coursework in Mind, Brain, Health & Education at Harvard University Extension School. She has conducted research on the career preferences and competencies of Gifted and Talented Adolescents at ALBA and she has previously collaborated with Professor Brenda Romanoff (University of North Carolina at Charlotte) in establishing programs for gifted and talented children in the United States.
Ioanna has been working with Gifted and Talented Children, Adolescents and Youth for the past decade, firstly in Greece and then in two charter schools in the Unites States: The Socrates Academy (Charlotte, NC) and Archimedean Academy (Miami, FL). Simultaneously she has been working as a volunteer advisor for MENSA, providing specialist advice to the parents of Gifted and Talented Children in the field of education and social & emotional support. More recently she has been working in the field of talent identification and management for the corporate sector in the Middle East, with specialist SHL psychometric certification and Hay Group job evaluation certification.