Vaia Karatodorou graduated from the Law School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 2005. She holds a Master of Laws(LL.M.) in Business law with a specilization on Financial law and a Master of Laws(LL.M.) in Public law. She received both degrees from the Law School of Democritus University in Thrace, where she is also a doctoral candidate.
Vaia has been a member of the Thessaloniki Bar Association since 2007 and she has been working as a lawyer ever since. She has a specialization in Corporate law, as well as Competition law. In 2016 she worked as a World Bank advisor to simplify the licensing process of economic activities in Greece. She has worked as adviser to the Minister of Economy, Development and Tourism at the General Secretariat of Industry. Since November 2016 she works as a special adviser to the Minister of Environment and Energy. Vaia speaks English, German, French and is a member of the Association of Greek Commercialists and the Consumer Protection Company.