government relations attorney, Mercury LLC
Founding Member, Hellenic American Leadership Council
Philo4Thought Hellenic Professional Mentoring Initiative is pleased to present this month's featured Hellenic Young Professional! 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.
Konstantina Kalliontzi (B.A., Politics, International Relations and Economics Student, at University College Dublin, Ireland (2020)), born and raised in Athens, Greece, Konstantina emigrated to New York City as a teenager and has a very broad, diversified world view as a result. She is fascinated and intrigued by the world of politics and especially US and Greek foreign policy. Upon graduation, Konstantina intends to pursue a career in diplomacy or public service. In addition to her current studies, Konstantina also serves as the Social Media Manager and Translator for TEDx UTH Larissa.
CREDIT & RECOGNITION: Many thanks to Konstantina Kalliontzi for sharing this story with us and to all those at TedX UTH Larissa who took the time to prepare the above. In recognition of her outstanding and cheerful tenacity in overcoming extreme obstacles while completing her schoolwork and meeting her philanthropic obligations, she is being offered a special Certificate of Merit & Valor by Philo4Thought's in collaboration with the NYS Attorney General's Office.