Vasiliki Vandera is a chemist and olive oil expert based on the island of Lesvos. She works for the General Chemical State Laboratory, analyzing EVOO’s from the Aegean Islands. Previously she was a technical officer at the Olive Oil Analysis Laboratory in charge of quality and purity criteria. She is a member of the local IOC-accredited organoleptic panel of the Olive Oil Analysis Laboratory of Mytilene. Vasiliki holds a B.Sc. from the School of Chemistry of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and a M.Sc. in Environmental Engineering from the University of the Aegean. Besides her work in the olive oil industry, she has worked extensively on various environmental projects with an emphasis on water and wastewater management.