Dr. Dimitra Athanasiadou, Ph.D.
Philo4Thought Hellenic Professional Mentoring Initiative is pleased to present our January 2019 Young Professional of the Month! The goal of our publications is to provide positive, successful role models who will inspire the next generation of young professionals. Preliminary criteria for YPM candidates is that they are actively engaged in an entrepreneurial initiative or have made a successful career for themselves, thereby serving as strong role models to the next generation of young professionals. Candidates are typically of Hellenic origin and part of a humanitarian (educational, sociological, scientific, etc.) or environmentally-conscious field. Given the gradual expansion of our readership, we currently interview candidates who embrace a specific Hellenic philosophy best described in a word… Philotimo (φιλότιμο). The most important qualifications all our candidates share are the spirit and compassion to persevere, and the heart to share their knowledge and experience with others.
This month’s featured young professional, Dimitra Athanasiadou, is a doctoral candidate specializing in Craniofacial Health Sciences at McGill University. We met Dimitra at the National Hellenic Students Association’s Fall 2013 conference in Montreal. Since then, her research team’s work has been featured in several news spots and press releases. She is a remarkable role model for future generations of women in S.T.E.M. and will serve as one of the featured panelists at Philo4Thought’s Spring 2019 Women In Science panel. We are honored to share her story with you today.
ARTICLE LINK: Women in S.T.E.M.: Cracking the Code
CREDIT & RECOGNITION: Many thanks to Dimitra Athanasiadou for sharing this story with us and to all those who contributed to it.