Thomael Ioannides came to Cyprus as a Visiting Fulbright Scholar and served as an intern to the Technology for Peace project which was implemented by the Cyprus Neuroscience and Technology Institute in 2003, having received a Fulbright Scholarship to conduct some research in Cyprus.Award for socially conscious writing (Hunter College). Thomael volunteered as an intern to the Youth Activism and JUMPSTART - Youth Peace Campaign in Cyprus programs between 2009 and 2010. She came to Cyprus to study notions of identity and community across ethnicity and gender, with the support of a Fulbright scholarship. Some of her reflexions were posted on a blog.
Thomael has a Bachelor's degree in Sociology and English (Creative Writing) and an MS in Urban Affairs. With a strong background in community building and empowerment, paying particular attention to youth, Thomael has worked both in her native USA as well as in Cyprus on youth empowerment projects, concentrating on improving life conditions and inculcating skills of conflict resolution and mediation. A community transformator, Thomael has an extensive involvement in community projects, and various awards to attest for her commitment to it including the prestigious New York City Urban Fellowship, and the Audre Lorde Award for socially conscious poetry from Hunter College.
She currently works in information technology and communications for the City University of New York and as a marketing and research consultant for a management consulting firm.