I was born in New York City and spent the first four years of my life there. Subsequently, I moved to Bethesda, MD and have since spent my life living in the DC Metropolitan Area.
Despite having been born in the United States, my first language was Greek and I speak that conversationally. I have also taken six years of Spanish and am fluent in reading, writing, and conversing.
Having joined a variety of organizations throughout the years, I have lived my life through a series of principles and beliefs the epitomize the best of what I have experienced. The guiding cardinal values in my life are virtue, diligence, and respect. Without honesty, trust can never be earned; without hard work, success will never be achieved; without respect, one will never be decent. To complement these values I also strive to have a sound mind and a sound body (“Mens sana in corpore sano”). This means to keep pushing myself intellectually, both with academics and for personal knowledge. It also means to exercise regularly, eat healthily, and refrain from engaging in narcotics or other actions that jeopardize myself or cause other to question my integrity.
Always striving to excel, I push myself to the fullest. Through a dual BA/MPP program and a full load of coursework complemented with Advanced Placement courses, I completed my undergraduate and graduate schooling in three years. Thereafter, I decided to go on and begin my PhD. I am a quick learner with an endless thirst for more knowledge.