Born and raised in Thessaloniki, Ioanna has been involved in the field of non-formal and informal education for the last 15 years. Since 2014, she has been the founder, project manager and trainer of two youth groups that have involved more than 300 young people and youth workers in European sociocultural projects funded by Erasmus+ and the Deutsch-Griechische Jugendwerk. Embracing her formal background and PhD studies in Electrical Engineering, she has used science and technology to develop a wide range of STEAM classes for youth projects, schools, the State Museum of Contemporary Art and AstronArt. She creates projects that support inclusion in art and science and loves to work with diverse combinations of old and new tools and materials. For START, she wants to support the establishment of inclusive musical hubs in local communities that will create and use do-it-yourself musical instruments based on microprocessor boards and music software.