Daphne Mavrogiorgos was born in Athens in 1977. She holds a BSc in Biology from the University of Massachussetts and an MSc in Geography-Environmental Change & Management from Queen Mary & Westfield College, London.

She is an avid mountaineer and has had a strong presence in the Greek and European non-profit, nature conservation sector for many years, coordinating projects and policy. Her adopted stray dog Throubi is very proud of her taking on her new role as Animal Action/ GAWF CEO.