*BA in Economics and MA in Urban Governance
Stela holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Université Grenoble Alpes (Grenoble, France) and in 2020 she graduated with a Master’s degree in Urban Governance from Erasmus University Rotterdam and the Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies (Rotterdam, The Netherlands). Her Master’s thesis explores partnerships for the implementation of nature-based solutions in the city and the processes of knowledge and mutual learning exchange in such practices.
From September 2020 to December 2021 she was part of the team of Sofiaplan, with the main focus of her work being strategic urban planning and the Integrated development plan of Sofia municipality. In 2021, she worked on the preparation of the Integrated Development Plan for Gabrovo municipality, and in early 2022 she worked on Gabrovo‘s successful application for the European Commission‘s 100 Climate Neutral and Smart Cities initiative.