The bridge of Storytelling and Academic Research

In June 2013 an innovative idea was born at the Tufts Institute of the Environment (TIE). For years TIE has been funding cutting edge research and actively supports the advancement of environmental science. However the infamous gap between theory and practice has blocked research results from reaching wider audiences and creating impact beyond the academic bubble.

In the era of social media the evolution of communication is evident and surely creates numerous opportunities for existing practices to be enhanced. Such practice that needs to change is academic research. What if the findings of academic research could be translated in simple language for wider audiences to comprehend? With the goal to leverage the awareness of environmental sustainability issues, the idea to communicate research through social media storytelling was born!

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Generation Y: Claiming the future of Greece

“Well – managed companies want to invest in countries governed by transparency and fair rules,” according to the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative. From a corporate governance perspective this statement could not be more explanatory, but six years into the Greek financial crisis, little has been done in this direction. Currently Greece is experiencing economic, political and social turmoil, which discourage local and foreign investments, further damaging the economy.

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The gift of appreciation

Indeed time flies…the past months have been busy jumping across continents, starting a new life, juggling jobs and pursuing new endeavors. Sounds more hectic than exciting, which makes me wonder when was the last time anyone had time to spare or was not “too busy” to evaluate what is happening on a day to day basis?People constantly strive to break the norms, lead a better lifestyle, and safeguard a promising future. What about the simple things that happen each and every second? Modern citizens rarely allow themselves to enjoy plain moments because they  are tangled in a restless effort to meet the social contract they de facto agreed to upon birth. Continue reading

Hard Working Gal

Linked In! The contemporary temple of professional image making. People from all age groups around the globe, spend hours inputing information and credentials they did not even remember they had. While the main goal is to get employed, the process of creating a “ranger-profile” is all about becoming the Irresistible You! Continue reading