As we near the end of 2021 and reflect on the challenges of the past 20 months, we at Fulbright Greece are frequently reminded of the spirit of hope and optimism that knits the Fulbright global community of alumni and grantees together.
Looking ahead to 2022, the Fulbright Team wishes you:
Fulbright Greece Team
Artemis A. Zenetou has been the Executive Director of the Fulbright Foundation in Greece since 2001 and is the first Greek citizen and woman to hold this position. She has extensive experience in the education, cultural, and the not-for profit sectors, following her education in the fields of art history, museum studies, and management of non-for-profit organizations. During her eighteen-year residence in the U.S., she pursued a career at a number of international and national organizations including the Smithsonian Institution and the World Bank. She has developed several innovative programs and has published about museum management, gender issues, cultural diplomacy, and education. She is outcome focused, motivated, and believes in teamwork and mentoring. Her research areas include cultural diplomacy, educational and cultural exchanges, scholarship in Greek America, and international affairs.
Angie Fotaki is the Assistant to the Executive Director and collaborates closely with colleagues on a variety of projects, events, and special programs. She started working at Fulbright in 1993. Angie brings interpersonal skills, design abilities, and attention to detail to her extensive experience in office administration and alumni relations. She has a holistic knowledge of the workings of the Foundation and has helped usher in many changes over the years. On a personal level, Angie loves music, swimming, travelling, sharing good food with friends, and going to the theater.
Andreas Ioannides joined the Fulbright Foundation in Greece in 2019 as the Fiscal Officer. Andreas is responsible for the Foundation’s financial management systems, which include bookkeeping, grantee payments, and financial reporting. He also supports the operations of the U.S. and Greek Programs. Andreas has worked in the private sector in West Africa and brings with him expertise in finance, management reporting, project management, and strategy development. With a background in Political Science and Human Rights, he enjoys debating current affairs and is passionate about technology, fitness, and gadgets.
Nicholas Tourides is the Educational Advisor and American Program Coordinator. Nicholas started working at Fulbright in 1998 at the Testing Center and moved on to work on educational advising and the Scholarship Program. In his current position, he is responsible for providing non-biased, comprehensive information about studying in the U.S. to both Greek and foreign nationals residing in Greece and for promoting U.S. higher education through various outreach activities. He also administers the Fulbright Scholarship Program for U.S. citizens and assists scholars and students prior to and throughout their grant periods. Nicholas holds a bachelor’s degree in Natural Sciences/Physics from the U.S. He has a passion for computer sciences, the outdoors, and, of course, education!
Els Siakos Hanappe administers the Fulbright Scholarship Program for Greek citizens. She works with grantees and alumni and organizes outreach events, such as the Athens Cultural Walk for incoming U.S. grantees and the Train the Trainers workshops for Greek alumni educators. Els has worked at Fulbright for about 20 years in different positions including financial administration and management of the Testing Center. She studied art history and has a background in gallery, exhibition, and collection management. She regularly contributes arts and culture related articles and texts, most recently to the Athens insider magazine. Creativity is important to Els; in recent years, she has practiced haute couture embroidery, mainly tambour, using beads, sequins, and silk threads.
The Fulbright Foundation office is based in Athens and is run by a small but dedicated team. Please contact us if you have any queries about the scholarship program, eligibility, application advice, Fulbright alumni network, or to find out how you can support Fulbright Greece.