Paraskevi Kakaroucha was born in Athens, Greece. She holds a BA degree in Philosophy, Pedagogy and Psychology. She also holds a) MA in Tourism, b) MSc in Environmental Crisis Management, c) MEd in Adult Education and d) MSc in Career Counselling and Orientation. She is a PhD student in the University of West Attica (Department of Tourism Management). She has worked in the fields of tourism, civil protection, lifelong learning, and career counselling, in both the public and the private sector. She has published articles in Greek and international journals and conference proceedings, mainly on counselling and lifelong learning issues.