Athina was born in Greece and obtained her B.S. in Chemistry from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. She subsequently joined Professor Haddleton’s group at the University of Warwick to commence her PhD studies and was awarded the Jon Weaver Prize for the best PhD thesis in Polymer Chemistry in the UK and the prize for the best PhD in Chemistry at the University of Warwick. She then won an Elings Prize Post-doctoral Fellowship and a Global Marie Fellowship at the University of California, Santa Barbara where she worked alongside Professor Craig Hawker. As of January 2019, she is an Assistant Professor at ETH and her group focuses on the development of new methodologies to synthesize smart polymers and polymeric nanomaterials with ultimate aim to control all properties of polymeric materials including the molecular weight, dispersity, architecture and functionality as well as their self-assembly into nanostructures with various size, shape, surface and core properties. She is currently serving on the Editorial Board of Polymer Chemistry and she is a co-author of >70 peer-reviewed publications, which have been cited >3000 times.