PanHellenic Class of 2021
Finance, Valparaiso University
Dimitris is a Junior at Valparaiso University, pursuing a degree in Finance and a minor in Ancient Greek and Roman Studies. He is a member of the Honors College, has received Dean’s List recognition, and is a Kemper Foundation Scholar. Dimitris serves on the Residential Life Judicial Board, the University Campus Board, and the Honor Council. Dimitris one day hopes to be a financial consultant and wealth manager for nonprofit organizations.
Journalism,University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Pari Apostolakos graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a degree in journalism and a minor in Spanish. She was a Roger Ebert Fellow, and appeared as an on-air reporter and anchor for UI7 Live and Good Morning Illini. She was Managing Editor for Reporting at The Daily Illini. She has been a communication intern for InRageEntertainment in Los Angeles, California and is now social media director for the nationally syndicated Whitney Reynolds Show based in Chicago.
English, Saint Xavier University
Mina is a rising junior at Saint Xavier University in Chicago and is majoring in English Rhetoric
& Writing while minoring in Communications. She is also a part of the university’s pre-law
program and intends to pursue a career in law. She has earned a Dean’s List distinction every
semester thus far by maintaining her 4.0 GPA. This year she worked as a Learning Assistant to
professors for English classes. She is a student athlete that runs Cross Country and Track.
Physics & Kinesiology, DePauw University
Christina, a rising senior at DePauw University, studies Physics and Kinesiology, in hopes
of obtaining a PhD in Biomechanics. She is a member of DePauw’s Science Research Fellows, where she is passionate about STEM research. Christina is a campus leader as she is
the president of the Panhellenic Association, the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, and
Orthodox Christian Fellowship and is involved in Student Government and the Society of Physics Students. She is on the Dean’s List, plays Varsity Field Hockey, and enjoys volunteering and mission work.
Sociology & Pre-Health Studies,
University of Notre Dame
Julianna Conley is a junior at the University of Notre Dame. Originally from Southern California, she is studying Sociology, with a supplementary
major in Pre-Health Studies and a minor in Journalism, Ethics and Democracy. On campus, Julianna is involved with the student
newspaper The Observer as an opinion columnist and podcast co-host. She also works as an
ambassador for the University’s engagement center ND Listens and acts as her dorm’s Vice
President. After graduation, Julianna hopes to work in journalism.
Nursing, University of Texas at Austin
Anna is a rising junior at the University of Texas at Austin studying nursing. She participates
in UT’s Nursing Student Association and is a member of the Nursing Christian Fellowship. After becoming a registered nurse, Anna aspires to pursue a masters of science in nursing in preparation for becoming a family nurse practitioner. She also dreams of volunteering in the peace corps and doctors and nurses without borders. In her free time, she enjoys writing poems, painting, and playing basketball.
Public Relations - Advertising, CCNY - CUNY
Fay is an Advertising and Public Relations major at the City College of New York. She is a 4.0 student, digital/PR intern, and a part-time English tutor at Westchester Library in New York. This summer, Fay will be taking on the role of policy intern at The Alliance for Child Protection to work on policies that will make digital learning more effective. Fay aspires to pursue a Master’s in Government Affairs to transform
education and make it accessible for first-generation university students.
Biology, University of California, Los Angeles
Sofia Foondos, from Sacramento, CA, is a junior majoring in Biology at UCLA. She is currently
pursuing a Hellenic Studies minor and is on the pre-medical track to obtain a Medical Degree. She is a board member on the American
Medical Student Association, the Student Leader Advocates for Music Organization, and the Hellenic Student Association at UCLA. She also works as an undergraduate researcher in
Shah Labs, where she investigates the mechanisms
that shape neuronal circuits during brain development.
English Spanish Language & Literature,
Stony Brook University
Nicoletta is a rising senior at Stony Brook University, double-majoring in English/Spanish. She is a 4.0, Dean’s List student with membership in University Scholars, Sigma Beta Honor
Society, and National Society of Leadership and Success. She is president of SB Greek-Cypriot
Student Association and volunteers with Andros Society, USA locally and overseas. She
has interned with District Attorney Madeline Singas and plans to pursue a career in law. She is also passionate about Greek dancing, playing instruments, and singing.
Human Biology and Society,
University of California, Los Angeles
Alina is a rising senior at UCLA majoring in Human Biology and Society and minoring in
Anthropology. She studies Modern Greek, and recently received a scholarship for her dedication
to the language. Alina is a passionate member of Camp Kesem, the UCLA Student
Committee for the Arts, and Eurobruins, an organization that fosters community among
international students on campus. Last winter, she joined her professor’s laboratory team and
looks forward to conducting anthropological research about evolutionary human behavior in a post-pandemic world.
Economics, Columbia University
Peter is a rising sophomore at Columbia University in NYC studying Economics and Sustainable Development. He is a Dean’s List scholar, intern for two sustainability companies,
member of Columbia’s Student-Alumni Association, and founder of the environmental nonprofit Homes4Monarchs. Peter aspires
to pursue a career in sustainability consulting or impact investing, specifically targeting waste and environmental protection in CPG
and energy supply chains. In his free time, he enjoys gardening, listening to podcasts, traveling,
and spending time with family.
Saxophone Performance and Arts & Cultural
Management, Michigan State University
Luke Haight is a rising junior at Michigan State University studying saxophone under
world-renowned saxophonist: Joseph Lulloff. In addition to music, Luke is earning a second
degree in Arts & Cultural Management within the College of Arts & Letters. He is currently
the alto chair within his undergraduate saxophone
quartet, PULSE, and has placed as a finalist in national saxophone competitions. Additionally, Luke plans on working within the music and entertainment industry upon
graduation, where he is currently interning for the modern country artist: Steven Cade.
Biochemistry & Spanish Linguistics,
Indiana University - Bloomington
Jonathan is a rising senior at Indiana University studying Biochemistry and Spanish. He is
a Dean’s List scholar, Director of both the Autism Mentoring Program and Doctors
Without Borders Student Chapter, a member of the Hellenic Student Association, and a Hospice volunteer. Jonathan aspires to pursue a career in anesthesiology, participating in medical mission trips and traveling abroad to
help those in need. In his free time, he enjoys traveling, playing tennis, and volunteering.
Art History & Italian Studies,
Kassandra (Kassiani) Ibrahim is a rising Senior at Fordham University. She is an Art History & Italian Studies double major with an Orthodox Christian Studies minor and a Catholic Studies Concentration. On campus, she is a Resident Assistant and the Orthodox Christian Fellowship President. This summer, she will be interning at both the Orthodox Christian Studies Center at Fordham and the Visitor Engagement Department at the Brooklyn Museum. She aspires to become a curator of Byzantine art at a museum or gallery.
Urban Studies with a concentration
in Urban Education,
Barnard College of Columbia University
LanaJames is a rising junior at Barnard College pursuing Educational Studies with a minor in Race & Ethnicity. Originally from Durham, North Carolina, she is passionate about engaging in
grassroots organizing to increase access to educational
opportunities within historically underserved communities. She is the Director of Activism for Columbia’s Public Health Club and aims to advocate for the creation of inclusive sexuality education policy and curricula. More than anything, Lana loves making music, Greek food, and spending time with loved ones.
Case Western Reserve University
Niko Kamlet is a rising senior at Case Western Reserve University, majoring in chemical engineering
and minoring in polymer science
and engineering. While on campus, Niko is involved
as the president of American Institute of Chemical Engineers and an active member of Phi Kappa Psi. He has previously worked at Johnson & Johnson and looks forward to interning
at Nike in the summer of 2021. Niko hopes to pursue work in research & development
for consumer goods. In Niko’s free time, he is an avid distance runner and likes to cook.
Applied Economics and Management
Information Science, Cornell University
Arianna is a rising senior at Cornell University studying Applied Economics & Management and Information Science with concentrations
in Strategy and Ethics, Law, & Policy. She is a Dean’s List scholar, president of the student-
run consulting agency, a member of the Hellenic Association, Panhellenic Delegate, and a research assistant in the Collaborative Technology Lab. Arianna will be working at
McKinsey & Co as a business analyst after graduation. She plans to attend law school and pursue a career in public health after consulting.
Economics, Harvard College
Alex is a sophomore at Harvard College studying economics on a pre-medical track. After he graduates, he intends to pursue a MD-MBA dual program to become a practicing physician
and also lead efforts in healthcare-related business and hospital administration. On campus, he is the President of the Harvard College Hellenic Society and the Vice President of the
Harvard College Healthcare Associates. Alex has also been recognized by AHEPA and is
a National AP Scholar and a National Merit Commended Scholar.
Computer Science and Electrical Engineering,
Georgia Institute of Technology
Dimitrios Kosmakos is an honors student at Georgia Institute of Technology where he is pursuing a degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Dimitrios has had internships with the United States Navy and Cisco Systems. He is also an active member of his Greek community on and off campus as a member of the Sons of Pericles, the Georgia Tech Hellenic Society, and at Saint Katherine Greek Orthodox Church. He aspires to use his technical background
and passion for giving back to coordinate communal efforts with the Hellenic society.
Sustainability Studies and
International Studies, University of Florida
Vasilios Stephanos Kosmakos is from Treasure Island, Florida and is a rising senior at the University
of Florida. Vasilios is double majoring in Sustainability Studies and International Studies and double minoring in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation and Anthropology. Upon completion of his undergraduate degree, he
plans on enrolling in the peace corps. After, he plans to pursue a Doctor of Philosophy in Sustainable Development. In his spare time he likes to fossil hunt and star gaze.
Public Relations, The University of Texas at Austin
Emilia is a rising senior at The University of Texas at Austin with a major in Public Relations and a minor in Business. She is a research assistant for a Greek English Bilingual Fluency project, a founding ambassador for PILAGlobal, a member of the UT Greek and Cypriot Society and a summer intern for the Texas State Capitol. Emilia has a passion for communication and mental health advocacy and aspires to be a lawyer for mental health parity. Beyond her workspace, Emilia enjoys traditional Greek folk dancing with her peers.
Carnegie Mellon University
Athanasios is a senior at Carnegie Mellon University majoring in Business Administration and minoring in Economics. He has received the Dean’s List and Senior Leadership Recognition
awards, has participated in the Tartan Student Fund, was the Treasurer for the Rugby Club, and has been the secretary and president for the Sigma Chi International Fraternity. Athanasios will be working at PNC Bank in
Chicago within their Corporate & Institutional Banking Program. In his spare time, Athanasios enjoys sports, fishing, and traveling.
Chemistry and Chinese Language,
Annika is a rising senior at Grinnell College studying Chemistry and Chinese language.
She is a Dean’s List scholar, leader of the Nerf at Noyce Student Club, and a member of the Grinnell College Students Union. Annika will pursue a PhD in organic chemistry after graduation, with the goal of eventually working in medicinal chemistry and drug design. In her free time, Annika enjoys playing tennis and watching Chinese food documentaries.
Family Science and Human Development,
Montclair State University
Anna is a senior student at Montclair State University in NJ, studying Family Science and
Human Development with a concentration in elementary education for PreK through 6th
grade. She is a Dean’s list scholar and a part of her school’s Hellenic Association. Anna aspires to pursue a career in teaching where she hopes to welcome and be compassionate to all students that she will teach in her classroom one day. In her free time, she enjoys Greek dance and playing volleyball.
Biology, Stanford University
Demetri is a senior at Stanford University majoring in Biology with a minor in German Studies. He is the captain of the Stanford Varsity
Alpine Ski Team and is also involved with the Biomedical Engineering Society and the Orthodox Christian Fellowship. Demetri plans to apply to MD/PhD programs to pursue a career
as a physician-scientist in kidney medicine, splitting his time between treating kidney patients
and developing new treatments. Outside of school, Demetri loves cycling, cooking, and whitewater rafting.
Comparative Literature, Williams College
Izaki Metropoulos is a rising senior at Williams College studying Comparative Literature. After dropping out of high school, Izaki graduated from Wilbur Wright Community College,
published literary criticism, and ran the only academic literary journal for community college
students in the country. Likewise, Izaki has served as the Orpheus Hellenic Folklore Society’s music director and continues to perform Greek traditional music nationally. Beyond Williams, Izaki will pursue a career in Education Policy, expanding educational access to the adult learner population.
Health Promotion & Disease Prevention,
University of Southern California
Evan is a Health Promotion and Disease Prevention major, Natural Sciences minor at the University of Southern California. He is cochair of the USC Hellenic Students Association and performs lung cancer research at the Keck School of Medicine. Evan was accepted into the USC Master of Public Health Program
and plans to graduate his senior year with his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees. Evan aspires
to combine his public health and medical expertise as a physician to improve our healthcare system.
Washington University in St. Louis
Chiara is a sophomore at Washington University in St. Louis majoring in Psychology Neuroscience- Philosophy and minoring in Business of Entertainment and Marketing. She is on the Dean’s List, is a member of WashU’s Social Programming Board, and works at a local chicken restaurant when not in class. Most recently, she has been working to develop her e-commerce startup and won an award from the Olin Business School recognizing her idea. She aspires to be an entrepreneur and start her own business.
International Studies, American University
Eleni is a junior at American University in DC majoring in International Studies, with specializations in national security and environmental sustainability. She is a part of a selective and accelerated program called Global Scholars and is on a pre-law track. She is on the Dean’s List and a recipient of the FAITH
Scholarship for Academic Excellence. She also coaches high school policy debate and tutors students in Mandarin Chinese.
International Studies, Boston College
Sophia Pandelidis is a senior at Boston College who hopes to expand beyond her International
Studies major and possibly chart a non-traditional path to medicine. She grew up in Sharon, MA and was taught from a young age
by her Thessaloniki-born father to value her Greek heritage. On campus she is in the Boston
College Acoustics A Cappella group and Boston College Chorale. In her free time, she
enjoys singing, taking long walks in her neighborhood, making art, and cooking.
Modern Greek, The Ohio State University
Yanni is a rising junior and a Modern Greek Major at The Ohio State University. His hobbies
include soccer, playing the guitar, and spending time with friends and family. He is the VP of Hellenism of Sigma Epsilon Phi, as well as the Secretary of Orthodox Christian Fellowship at OSU. After graduation, Yanni
plans on attending law school to fulfill his dream of running a law firm connected to Greece that helps all Greek Americans maintain ties to their ancestral homeland.
Sociology and Global Studies,
University of Chicago
Alexandra is a rising fourth-year at the University of Chicago majoring in Sociology and Global Studies. She has interned for UnCommon
Law, Orleans Public Defenders, Bet Tzedek Legal Services, League of Women Voters, and the UChicago Institute of Politics. This summer, Alexandra will intern for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. On campus, she is involved with Model United Nations and Women+ in Law. Alexandra is the UChicago
Hellenic Student Association’s Co-President and the Director of Operations for the National
Hellenic Student Association. She hopes to pursue a career in public interest law.
University of Colorado at Boulder
Steven is graduating with Cum Laude at the University of Colorado Boulder (CU) with a
Bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering and with minors in Computer Science and Space Studies. He’s a CU Esteemed Scholar, recipient of the CU Active Learning award, and is a member of the Idomeneas Cretan Youth
Chapter in Denver. He’s actively pursuing a Master’s degree in Aerospace Engineering at CU and aspires to advance space exploration. In his free time, he enjoys camping and playing
Behavioral Health Counseling, Drexel University
Domenica is finishing her third year at Drexel University, with honors. She is majoring in Behavioral Counseling and minoring in Somatics and Psychology. She has leadership positions with Drexel’s affiliated NAMI Chapter and Peer Counseling Helpline, honors music fraternity Pi Nu Epsilon, and the Drexel/University of Pennsylvania OCF Chapter. Domenica participated in the Macy Undergraduate Leadership Fellows Program and a week-long study abroad program in Singapore to learn about psychiatric rehabilitation. She enjoys volunteering in her school and home communities.
Mathematics and Economics,
Long Island University
Demetrios is a student-athlete at Long Island University, double majoring in Economics and
Mathematics and playing for the school’s division one soccer team. While maintaining a busy schedule, he is on pace to graduate in two and a half years, with a 4.0 GPA. Born and raised in Greece, he came to America to excel in soccer and academics by achieving a Doctorate. In the future, Demetrios hopes to pursue
a career in Academia and inspire others to follow their dreams.
Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology,
University of California, Los Angeles
Dimitri is a rising senior at the University of California Los Angeles, majoring in Molecular,
Cell, and Developmental Biology, with a minor in the History of Science, Technology, and
Medicine. He enjoys participating in many activities on campus, namely teaching high school students science through Citylab and engaging in professional development activities through PULSE. Dimitri is currently applying to medical school to pursue a career as a physician. He enjoys spending his free time
cooking, baking, and reading.
Nursing, Arizona State University
Zoe is a rising senior at Arizona State University majoring in Nursing. She is a Dean’s List
scholar, a member of the Honors College, the Pediatric Nursing Cohort, and is a student ambassador for Arizona State University’s Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation.
Zoe aspires to pursue a career in nursing, specializing in the ICU and then pursuing a career as a nurse anesthetist. In her free time, she enjoys traveling around Arizona.
Human Biology and Women & Gender Studies,
Macaulay Honors College at Hunter College
Catherine graduated the Macaulay Honors College at Hunter College as Valedictorian,
majoring in Human Biology and Women and Gender Studies. She was Artemis Hellenic Club’s President, a Phi Beta Kappa scholar, a Memorial Sloan Kettering cancer research intern, a peer mentor, and a health educator. She will attend the Icahn School of Medicine
at Mount Sinai to become a physician-leader, aspiring to promote Hellenism, advance
research, and provide culturally-competent care to patients. She enjoys visiting museums,
painting, and exploring NYC.
Biology, Loyola University
Panayiotis is a rising senior at Loyola University Chicago majoring in Biology. He is a Dean’s List scholar, participates in Loyola’s American Medical Students Association, Orthodox
Christian Fellowship, and Hellenic Student Association.
He is a research assistant at the University of Illinois Chicago laboratory for transplant and regenerative medicine. Panayiotis has received Loyola’s Presidential Scholarship, FAITH Endowment Scholarship, and AHEPA District 13 Scholarship. Panayiotis aspires to
pursue a career in medicine.
Art & Media Studies, Cornell University
Zoe Vassiliou is a photographer who has won several awards including numerous Scholastic
Gold Keys for Photography and one National Gold Medal for Film. She was selected as a
2020 Young Arts Finalist in Photography. She has worked as a darkroom monitor, a teacher’s
assistant, a student gallery curator, and an intern for a mural project in NYC. She is currently
pursuing a degree in Art at Cornell University, with a minor in Film. She hopes to continue
growing and exhibiting her art, and to excel in the film and television industry.
Integrated Marketing Communications,
The University of Akron
Anastasia Vonortas is a fourth-year undergraduate student at the University of Akron, pursuing her BSBA with a concentration in Marketing. She was born and raised in Canton, Ohio, with Hellenic roots based in Chios and Nafpaktos. As the Director of Marketing for the National Hellenic Student Association, Anastasia has integrated her marketing expertise with her desire to promote Hellenism. In her free time, Anastasia is found surrounded by friends and family, traveling to the homeland, or sipping on a frappe.
Stevens Institute of Technology
Ioannis Ypsilantis is a rising Sophomore at Stevens Institute of Technology. He is currently
pursuing a minor in quantitative finance, as well as a major in Computer Science. He plans
to earn a master’s focusing on Cybersecurity in his fifth year. While in high school, he earned
the president’s award, he was an AP scholar with distinction and participated in sports
year-round. He preformed with the school orchestra and volunteered his time throughout