Iana Karras is a PhD Candidate at the Faculty of Law of the Ernst-Moritz-Arndt University of Greifwald (Germany), working on a thesis titled “Use of energy efficiency measures in design, construction and renovation of buildings under East-German, Polish and Ukrainian experience”. Prior to her PhD studies, Iana worked as a lawyer and project manager for the State Agency for Investments and National Projects of Ukraine in Kyiv.
In 2014-2015 Iana volunteered at the Berlin Aids-Help-Center (Berliner Aids-Hilfe e.V.) She dealt with legal issues of various minority groups living with HIV as well as with issues of international medical law relating to HIV-treatment. Furthermore, Iana actively participates in various youth projects and projects related to the HIV and LGBT issues.