Cheryl Novak holds a MSt in International Relations from the University of Cambridge, a BA in English Literature and Political Science from Providence College, and MSc in Sustainability and Quality in the Marine Industry from the University of Piraeus (expected).

She is Member of the Board of Directors at the Hellenic Coeliacs Society and a corporate consultant. Her research interests are Ocean Governance, Sustainability, Environmental Policy and Migration. In the recent past she worked as Director General of Education Activities at the EPLO, Advisor at the National Hellenic Research Foundation and as a correspondent, editor and journalist for media outlets such as Thomson Reuters.