Konstantine John Rountos

State University of New York, Stony Brook, Oceanography
2007-2008 U.S. Fulbright Student Program

“...This experience has been the most significant professional experience in my young career. It is not often that graduate students are able to conduct independent research projects based on only their research interests. I have had this tremendous opportunity and have used it to my full potential. This fellowship has been a major stepping stone in my pursuit of becoming a college professor and environmental advocate. This Fulbright year has also been very important to me personally. Since I was a child I have always wanted to be able to give something back to the country of my ancestors, just as my grandparents always did...”

“...Living in Hellas has also given me a very different perspective on how daily life and attitudes are. I have spent countless days thinking about how the modern Hellenic society is and once I begin to grasp an idea a new experience throws my thoughts into question. What I do know is that Hellenic society is complicated but is also beautiful...”

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