Stella holds a B.A. in Greek Language (major in Linguistics) from the School of Philosophy of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and a MA Degree in Education, "Curriculum and Instruction", from the California State University, Sacramento, U.S.A.
Since 2005, she has been working at the Hellenic American Union as an EFL teacher and examiner as well as an instructor of Modern Greek as a Second/Foreign Language. She is also involved in the development and editing of the Modern Greek language Blackboard e-learning platform.
Stella is currently working as an EFL teacher. She is also involved in the training of teachers of Modern Greek as a Second/Foreign Language, and, with a number of projects for the Center for Applied Linguistics and Language Studies specializing in Computer Assisted Language Learning, as well as teaching English online courses. Stella has also served as a member of the Executive Board of TESOL Greece.