PanHellenic Class of 2019

Demetra Alikakos
Music Performance - Bassoon and Actuarial
Sciences, DePaul University

Demetra is pursuing a degree in Music Performance - Bassoon and Actuarial Sciences at DePaul. Among her special interests,
Demetra creates iconography. As a freshman, she was selected to play in two of the top orchestra ensembles at DePaul. Her career
goal is to perform with an opera company.

Fotini Anastopoulos
Psychology, Harvard University

Fotini is a junior at Harvard, where she studies Psychology. She is President of the Hellenic Society, Chair of a non-profit, and Marketing Manager for the Harvard yearbook. She enjoys dancing and choreographing for
dance companies. Fotini has been named an Illinois State Scholar and AP Scholar with
Distinction. She has received The President’s Service Award and the Congressional Award for Service.

Eugenia Angelopoulos
Biomedical Engineering, Boston University

Eugenia is a sophomore studying Biomedical Engineering at Boston University. While in high school, she received a full scholarship for
the International Baccalaureate Program and was selected Salutatorian of her graduating
class. Eugenia is on the university’s Dean’s list and an active member of the Hellenic
Association, Premedical Honor Society, and Medical Brigades. She aspires to pursue an MD and PhD in Neurology.

Alexander Belchou
Physics,
State University of New York at Geneseo

Alex is a junior majoring in Physics at SUNY
Geneseo. He has a GPA of 3.97 out of 4.0, has repeatedly made the Dean’s List, and was recently awarded membership in the ΣΠΣ
Physics Honors Society. Alex has held research internships at SUNY Geneseo and Columbia University’s Nevis Labs. Upon graduation, he plans on pursuing a PhD in Physics.

Athena Chapekis
Sociology, Miami University

Athena recently completed her bachelor’s degree in sociology at Miami University (Ohio) and was active in the Alpha Phi Omega
national service fraternity and the Ohio Innocence Project. A research intern last summer at Stanford University’s Center on
Poverty and Inequality, she will pursue her master’s degree in Applied Social Data Science at the London School of Economics
this fall.

Evangelia Eracleous
Communication Sciences and Disorders, and
Psychology, Queens College, City University
of New York

Evangelia is graduating from Queens College with a B.A. in Communication Sciences and Disorders, and Psychology. She wishes to pursue a career as a Bilingual Speech-Language Pathologist and work with children
with special needs. Evangelia’s goals are to further research craniofacial abnormalities,
travel to developing countries in need of therapeutic services, and utilize her Greek fluency to help people communicate efficiently.

Stella Erickson
Biomedical Engineering, Purdue University

Stella, from St. Louis, Missouri, is currently a freshman at Purdue University, studying Biomedical Engineering in the Honors College. Stella’s love for traveling takes her to Greece every summer. She is proud of and passionate of her Greek heritage having attended Greek School for 12 years as well as having a love of Greek folk dancing since the age of four.

George Evangeloulis
Broadcast and Digital Journalism,
University of Southern California

George is a Communications major, Marketing minor. He is a National Merit Scholar and USC
Presidential Scholar. George also serves as an Annenberg School Ambassador and works at the Doheny Library overseeing the Asian Studies inventory. George was an American Hellenic Institute Foundation’s foreign policy
trip participant and attended briefings with politicians and ambassadors while learning
more about Greek foreign policy.

Mary Kathryn Fellios
Art History, Columbia University

Mary Kathryn is a member of Columbia University’s class of 2021, majoring in Art History while pursuing a minor in Hellenic
Studies. Alongside her passion for art, her love for dance has led to participating in both performing groups on campus, as well as
Greek folk dance groups. She hopes to pursue a PhD in Byzantine and Medieval Art, with
aspirations to curate museum art collections.

Natalie Ganios
Biomedical Sciences, University of Akron

Natalie is a junior at the University of Akron majoring in Biomedical Science. She was Valedictorian of her high school graduating class. Currently, Natalie is on the university’s President’s List, and received the Outstanding
Chemistry Junior Award. She is a member of Orthodox Christian Fellowship and enjoys playing the guitar. Natalie recently accepted
an offer for early acceptance at Northeast Ohio Medical University.

Jordan George
Political Theory and Constitutional
Democracy, and Economics,
Michigan State University

Jordan is a junior in the Honors program of the James Madison College of Michigan State
University. He is double majoring in Political Theory and Constitutional Democracy, and
Economics seeking a public service career. In 2017, he was a White House Intern in the Office
of the Vice President. He is Vice President of the Junior Class Council and Treasurer of the Michigan State Orthodox Christian Fellowship.

Andrew Gonedes
Neuroscience, Nova Southeastern University

Andrew is a senior at Nova Southeastern University
studying Neuroscience with a double minor in Chemistry and Business. Andrew is the founder of two nonprofit organizations:
an environmental non-profit and the other, supporting an orphanage in Crete. Andrew has extensive cancer and genomic research experience and was recently accepted into medical school. He plans to achieve his aspiration of becoming a Neurologist.

Erini Kamarinos
Public Health, Regis College

Erini is a rising junior at Regis College studying Public Health with a minor concentration in
Data Analytics with plans to pursue a graduate degree in Healthcare Administration. Erini
has qualified for the Dean’s List every semester and is starting a Data Analytics Club at Regis
this fall. She would like to work in a hospital and to one day develop a program to improve the healthcare system in Greece.

Napoleon Kanaris
Religious Studies, Hellenic College

Napoleon is a second-year seminarian student at Hellenic College in Brookline, Massachusetts. He plans on majoring in Religious Studies, then God willing, enroll in Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology for Graduate School. Napoleon is a dedicated member of the community and works to serve others. He has gone on multiple mission trips, and is a volunteer for a number of community organizations.

Constantina Karalis
Classics, University of California
Santa Barbara

Constantina is a junior at the University of California Santa Barbara, pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Classics. She aspires to attend Graduate School to receive a Master’s in Education and teaching credential. Constantina has made the Dean’s Honors list and was chosen as the promotional speaker of her department by the faculty. She is has been involved with organizations such as AHEPA and the Rotary Club.

Kaitlin Kaye
International Studies, World Politics,
The Ohio State University

Kaitlin is a senior at The Ohio State University pursuing majors in International Studies and World Politics. At Ohio State, she serves as President of Sigma Epsilon Phi - a Greek cultural fraternity. Kaye also works for the Ohio House of Representatives. In the future she hopes to pursue a career working with refugees in the international community.

Elisabeth Kotsalidis
Classical Civilization and Ancient Greek and Latin, Boston University

Elisabeth is a junior at Boston University double majoring in Classical Civilization and Ancient Greek and Latin, and also pursuing a minor in Anthropology. She has been on the Dean’s List for the past two years and received an award to research Greek etymology. Elisabeth has studied Classics in Athens and Rome. She also is active on the Boston University Mediation Team.

Andreas Kotsifas
Accounting, DePaul University

Andreas is a freshman at DePaul University. He is enrolled in the Honors College majoring in Accounting through the Strobel Honors Program. Recent and past achievements include: DePaul Dean’s List, AP Scholar, and recipient of his high school’s Business Department Award. In addition, he is a member of the DePaul Men’s Volleyball Team.

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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