Chrysa Kousoulenti is a graduate of the Social Work Department of Athens. She has completed her Master’s Degree in "Methodology and Applications in Social Policy" of the Social Policy Department of Panteion University and is a PhD candidate in the same department. Her doctoral dissertation deals with the self-organized social clinics as a form of collective social action. Her research interests focus on innovative actions, initiatives and structures organized and developed by citizens and proposing alternative models of social organization in the context of meeting social needs. Aspects of her research work have been presented at workshops and conferences. She works as a social worker.