PanHellenic Class of 2018

Sophia Nicole Andricopulos
Accountancy, University of Illinois at

Sophia will be a senior at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign studying Accountancy with a minor in French and a Leadership Certificate. She is a recipient of
the AHEPA 13th District Scholarship as well as the Peter J. Economos Scholarship. Sophia is
excited about interning with PwC in their Chicago office this summer and hopes to return there full-time after graduation.

Yanni Angelides
Biomedical Engineering,
The Georgia Institute of Technology

Yanni is pursuing a Biomedical Engineering degree and Computer Science minor at the
Georgia Institute of Technology. He is the owner of Agona LLC, creator of the Soccer Sock. Yanni aspires to start his own BME company that creates oncological devices that will one day be in Forbes Top 30 Under 30. He
is a recipient of Georgia Tech Faculty Honors and starter on the soccer team.

Vasiliki Argeroplos
Economics, Vanderbilt University

Vasiliki is a rising sophomore at Vanderbilt University. Her planned major is Economics with two minors in computer science and
business. Her involvements on campus include student government, Greek life, and membership in Students Consulting for Non-Profit
Organizations(SCNO). Through founding her own nonprofit, Okay to Play, she has received the Prudential Spirit Award as well as the Presidents Volunteer Service Award.

Harris Avgousti
Biology, University of Pennsylvania

Harris is currently attending the University of Pennsylvania, Class of 2021. He is majoring in
Biology with a concentration in the mechanisms of disease control, as well as minoring in Economics. Harris plans on pursuing a
medical degree. Currently, he is president of Penn Hellenic as well as a Student Researcher at the Perelman School of Medicine in Radiation Oncology.

Alexander Bilzerian
Physics, Cornell University

A junior at Cornell University, Alexander is pursuing a Physics major and a Creative Writing minor. At Cornell, he has taken on
executive board roles in his fraternity, Pi Kappa Alpha, and was honored by the English
Department for a collection of his poetry. Alex hopes to someday, somehow use his knowledge of the natural sciences to make a
difference in the world of medical physics.

Sofija Chroneos
Sculpture and Art Education
Boston University

Sofija is a sophomore at Boston University, where she is pursuing a combined five-year BFA in Sculpture and MA in Art Education. She has made the Dean’s List with Distinction
each semester. Sofija co-founded the undergraduate art magazine, Squinch, and volunteers weekly in public schools. In her future teaching practice, Sofija aims to defend creative opportunities for youth.

Anastasia Dalianis
Ethics, Politics, and Economics, Yale University

Anastasia is a freshman from Park Ridge, Illinois attending Yale University, where she
plans to major in Humanities. She is a National Merit Scholar and has received various
academic and musical awards throughout high school. Outside of class, she writes for Yale’s satire and literary magazines. Anastasia has played cello for ten years and is involved in several orchestras at Yale. After college, she would like to pursue a career
that involves writing.

Paul DeBassio
Biology, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Paul is a rising sophomore at Rensselaer Polytechnic
Institute in Troy, NY. He is majoring in Biology and on a Pre-Medical track, hoping to become a Hematologist Oncologist. He graduated Summa Cum Laude in high school and was inducted in the National Honor Society,
the Math Honor Society, Tri-M Music Honor Society, and Spanish Honor Society.

Ruby Duffy
Social Studies, Wesleyan University

Ruby is a rising sophomore at Wesleyan University. She is majoring in The College of
Social Studies, a multidisciplinary program focusing on the study of history, government, economics, and social theory. This year,
Ruby was acknowledged for high academic achievement and was named on the Dean’s List. After college, Ruby plans to attend law
school and pursue a career in law.

Nickolas Eliadis
Religious Studies, Hellenic College

Nickolas is a second year Seminarian at Hellenic College in Brookline, Massachusetts,
majoring in Religious Studies. He plans to go on to get his Master of Divinity Degree from Holy Cross, and one day, God willing, become
a priest of the Greek Orthodox Church. He has made the President’s list three times and
has received Hellenic College’s Chrysostom Scholarship. Nickolas has been selected to attend the Asia Minor Travel Seminar this
summer in Greece.

Namie Fotion
Biology, University of California, Los Angeles

Namie is a freshman at UCLA majoring in biology with the ultimate goal of becoming a
well-respected doctor in the field of medicine. She has been awarded as an AP Scholar
with Distinction and a FAITH Endowment Scholarship. She has also been recognized and awarded for her artistic skill by the
Southern California Rotary Clubs.

George Gemelas
Ethics, Politics, and Economics,
Yale University

George is a senior at Yale University. He is majoring
in Ethics, Politics, and Economics with a concentration in urban resilience. At Yale, George plays viola in the Yale Symphony Orchestra, works for the Yale Program for Climate Change Communication, and is the Greek
American liaison for Yale’s Hellenic Society. He hopes to launch himself to the front lines of
urban innovation.

Nicholas Georgiou
Computer Engineering and Computer Science,
University of Virginia

Nicholas is a junior at the University of Virginia, double majoring in Computer Engineering
and Computer Science with a minor in Engineering Business. He is a member of Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society and has received Intermediate Honors at UVA and Dean’s List honors every semester and plans to go to graduate school. He has been an executive officer of UVA’s Hellenic Society for two years.

George Giakoumakis
Computer Engineering,
Capitol Technology University

George is a junior at Capitol Technology University majoring in computer engineering
with a focus in astronautical engineering. He is currently working on NASA’s Coordinated
Applied Capitol Technology University Satellite (CACTUS-1) mission that will capture low-Earth orbit micrometeorites to demonstrate a cost-saving method of cleaning the atmosphere. George is currently on the Dean’s list and has received the St. Nicholas
Philoptohos Scholarship and the Rhodian Society of Maryland Scholarship.

Christina Hanos
Biology, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Christina is a biology major at Rensselaer Polytechnic
Institute in a 7-year medical program affiliated with Albany Medical College. She plays for the RPI field hockey team and is part
of the Student Athletic Advisory Committee. She has maintained a 4.0 and is part of the Dean’s Honors List as well as the National Field Hockey Scholar of Distinction list. She is very proud of her heritage and went to Greece last year through the Heritage Greece Program with The American College of Greece.

Geoffrey Hazard
Computer Science and Engineering,
Brown University

Geoffrey is a rising second-year student at Brown University, where he studies Computer Science and Engineering. He designs and
sews clothes, puts on ancient theater plays in Greece, and hopes to combine traditional
knowledge with technical solutions that empower small-scale communities.

Katerina Kerastaris
Public Health,
University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Katerina is a pre-physician assistant sophomore at the University of Massachusetts
Amherst, majoring in Public health. She has maintained her Dean’s List status for the
past three semesters. Katerina was recently invited to join the National Society of Collegiate Scholars chapter at the University
of Massachusetts and was also recognized by the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. Upon graduation, Katerina will attend a Physician’s Assistant program. She hopes to work in a hospital setting for a few years prior to
attending medical school.

Raphael Anastassios Kirou
Biological Sciences, Cornell University

Raphael is a freshman studying biological sciences at Cornell University, with a planned
minor in applied economics. He is on the Dean’s list and an active member of Cornell Orthodox Christian Fellowship. In high school, he was a member of the National Honor Society, a National AP Scholar, and a finalist
at the New York City Science and Engineering Fair for his research on tuberculosis. Raphael has plans to become a physician-scientist in clinical immunology.

Panayioti J. Logothetis
Mathematical Finance and Information Technology Management,
Seton Hall University

Panayioti is double majoring in Mathematical Finance and Information Technology at Seton Hall University. He has founded the Hellenic Student Organization and participates as an executive board member on the Seton Hall Consulting Group, and Student Government Finance Committee. This summer he will be a financial analytics intern at Johnson & Johnson, and he eventually aspires to pursue an entrepreneurial career in the financial services industry.

Christina Macris
Intercultural Studies, Cedarville University

Christina is a sophomore Intercultural Studies major at Cedarville University. She is a Dean’s Honors student, active in student-led service initiatives and organizations that build multicultural community. She also volunteers with a mission organization in Greece. Christina’s dream is to work with non-profits and businesses that empower individuals in their communities and beyond their cultural borders.

Daphne Martin
Classics, History of Art, Yale University

Daphne is a Classics and History of Art major at Yale University. While at Yale, she served as President of the Yale Hellenic Society. She has excavated archaeological sites on Crete and interned at various museums in Athens. In 2018, she founded the “Embracing Our Monuments in Sparta” Initiative. She hopes to be an Archaeologist or Museum Curator in the future.

Argyro Miliou
Marketing, University of Texas at Austin

Argyro is a senior at the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin, majoring in Marketing and minoring in Government. She has received College Honors for her academic performance as well as the Jane Harrell and Charles Curry Pierce, Jr. Endowed Presidential Scholarship in Business, and is an alumnus of the McCombs Leadership Program. She was recently accepted into UT Austin’s PhD program in Government.

John Malcolm “Mack” Nash
Robotics and Controls (Systems) Engineering, United States Navel Academy

John is a third-year student at the United States Naval Academy majoring in Robotics and Control (Systems) Engineering with a minor in Spanish. He is a member of the Navy Varsity Football team, and maintains a high level of academic and athletic performance. John hopes to commission in the United States Navy as either a Pilot or Submariner.

Alexandra Niforos
English, University of Michigan

Alexandra is an incoming senior at the University of Michigan, majoring in English and double minoring in Modern Greek and Global Media Studies. She has received University Honors each semester of her undergraduate career. Alexandra is currently a research assistant in the Film Department and an executive producer for a prestigious student-run musical theatre organization.

Julianne Papadopoulos
Music in the Liberal Arts and Psychology, Elon University

Julianne is a senior at Elon University pursuing degrees in Music and Psychology. She is a Presidential Scholar as well as an Honors Fellow. During her senior year she performed her senior voice recital and presented her Honors research thesis on Rebetika and Greek identity. Her interests include baking, mentoring younger Fellows, and enjoying live music. Julianne hopes to pursue a career in Vocal Performance or Music Education.

Elaina Patitsas
Civil Engineering, University of Akron

As a Civil Engineering student at the University of Akron, Elaina has a passion for roadway infrastructure construction. She has a leadership role on the Concrete Canoe Student Design Team, and has qualified twice for the national competition. She is a proud Greek Ionian with roots in Ithaki and Lefkada. Elaina enjoys knitting, hiking, reading and perfecting koulourakia.

Dimitri Petrakis
Mechanical Engineering,
Pennsylvania State University

Dimitri studies Mechanical Engineering at Penn State with plans to attend Graduate School. He is an Honors Scholar and Vice President of the Greek Club. Dimitri has completed a study abroad program in Peru and has also sailed around the world with a Semester at Sea. Dimitri also has an internship with BMW. When not working he is playing soccer or any racquet sport.

Anastasios Roumeliotis
Biomedical Engineering,
Northwestern University

Anastasios is a senior at Northwestern University studying Biomedical Engineering. He is the President of the Northwestern University Hellenic Student Union and the leader of a design team building a nasopharynx fluid occlusion device for endoscopic surgery. After graduation, Anastasios will matriculate into Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine to pursue his dream of becoming a Physician.

Christina Sellountos
Fine Arts – Animation,
Carnegie Mellon University

Christina is a sophomore at Carnegie Mellon University, majoring in Fine Arts. An advocate for social justice and equality, Christina is using her education and passion in Art to increase awareness about human rights and especially women’s right to their bodily integrity and autonomy. Her goal is to be an accomplished Artist and make an impact in society.

Helen Tasho
Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience,
Loyola University Chicago

Helen is a junior studying Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience at Loyola University Chicago. She has been on the Dean’s List every year, and is a member of the Alpha Sigma Nu Honor Society, as well as the Orthodox Christian Fellowship at Loyola. She aspires to become an Optometrist in order to help people preserve one of their most valuable senses.

Nicholas Tomaras
Biology, Loyola University Chicago

Nicholas is a pre-med Dean’s List Biology student at Loyola. He is a member of the Hellenic Student Association, a two-time winner of the AHEPA Hellenic History Competition, and a member of the Hellenic American Leadership Council where he is an advocate for Greek interests. His career goal is to become a Cardiothoracic Surgeon as well as start a charity practice in Greece.

Elena Triantafyllopoulos
Biology and Psychology,
University of Central Florida

Elena is currently a Biology and Psychology major at the University of Central Florida. Elena is a mentor, tutor, undergraduate researcher, and member of Psi Chi International Honors Society in Psychology. She holds a Certificate in Public and Professional Writing. As per Hippocrates, she believes that, “Natural forces within us are the true healers of disease,” and upon graduation, will pursue a PhD in Psychology to focus on psychosomatic health.

Panayiotis Vandris
Biology and Comparative Literature, Stanford University

Panos is a sophomore at Stanford University majoring in Biology and Comparative Literature. He plans to obtain a Master’s degree in Epidemiology and Clinical Research and an MD-PhD to pursue a career as a Clinician-Scientist. He is an AP Scholar and National Merit Scholar, a research fellow in the sciences and humanities at Stanford, and an active volunteer for pediatric and adult patient care programs.

Eleftheria Varkados
Studio Art, Juniata College

Eleftheria is studying Studio Arts at Juniata College in hopes of becoming an Artist. In high school, she received an Aristeion Proodou, a National Award for academic excellence in Greece. Her special interests include painting, music, and mathematics. Eleftheria also works as a mathematics tutor. At Juniata, she has been on the Dean’s List every semester.

Andreas Vassilakos

Information Technology and Management, Illinois Institute of Technology 

Andreas is a senior at Illinois Institute of Technology pursuing a Bachelor of Information Technology and Management and a Master’s of Cyber Forensics and Security (Co-Terminal Degree). He is on the Dean’s List while also active in conducting research and an executive board member in organizations including IEEE and UNICEF.

Alexander Velis
Accountancy and Operations
Management, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Alex is currently a sophomore at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s Gies College of Business studying Accountancy and Operations Management. On campus, he is an active member of the Orthodox Christian Fellowship and Hellenic American Student Organization. He is co-host of Take It Away, a weekly radio talk show on WPGU 107.1 FM and is also a member of the Professional Business Fraternity Phi Chi Theta.

Maria Vonortas
Finance, The Ohio State University

Maria, from Canton, Ohio, a junior Finance major at The Ohio State University with minors in Hospitality Management and Education. She is currently the Executive President of Orthodox Christian Fellowship and the Executive Secretary of Sigma Epsilon Phi. In her free time, Maria likes to travel and socialize with family and friends.

Evangelos Zarkadas
History and Political Science,
University of Maine at Presque Isle

Evangelos is a History and Political Science major at the University of Maine at Presque Isle. He plans to pursue his Master’s in Classical Studies, with specialization in Ancient Greek Archaeology, Linguistics, and Culture. Evangelos’ dream is to teach, and through his future studies have a positive effect on the course of history, and the world of ancient Greek civilization.

Sophia Zervas
Piano Performance and Voice
Performance, University of Colorado
at Boulder

Sophia is a senior at the University of Colorado in Boulder double-majoring in Piano and Voice Performance. She recently won CU’s Anderson Voice Competition and received the prestigious Presser Award. This spring, Sophia looks forward to presenting a lecture on Ravel’s piano suite, Miroirs and playing Flora in Britten’s opera, The Turn of the Screw.

Michael Ziamandanis
Psychology, University of Albany

Michael is a senior at the University of Albany, majoring in Psychology with a double minor in Biology and Neuroscience. He currently conducts research at UAlbany where he studies the link between insulin signaling in the brain and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. Michael is also a mentor for Big Brothers Big Sisters. He aspires to go to medical school to become a Physician for the United States Army.

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