Can you tell us a little bit about yourself – who are you, where do you come from and what are your hobbies?
Hello! My name is Zoi (which means life in greek). I am a student and member of the local antenna in Thessaloniki, a historic city in northern Greece located by the sea. Currently I am balancing my life between doing an MSc in Biological Anthropology and a second Bachelor degree in Journalism and Communication on the same time. I am a restless person constantly looking for new hobbies and experiences as those are the ingredients that make life interesting. I consider myself a sugar addict, I like tasting different cuisines, dancing, writing and of course travelling and exploring new places and cultures.
How/why did you discover AEGEE?
I first found out about AEGEE while I was at my Erasmus exchange in Florence as it is one of the local groups organising events for the local international community such as city tours, aperitivo, day trips.
Can you sketch your AEGEE-career for us? What was your ultimate highlight within your time in AEGEE?
As a member of AEGEE Firenze I was participating in local events. I joined Thessaloniki's antenna only 6 months ago but during this period I took part in a SU in Italy, the RTC of London and I am looking forward for the Agora in Salerno and Napoli's pre-Agora event . It goes without saying that the highlight of my days in AEGEE was the SU in Lombardy.
Are there any specific plans or goals (within AEGEE) you strive towards?
I plan to stay an active member by participating in local and most important international events and hopefully become a board member in the future in order to contribute in organizing activitoes as well.
Do you have a message for the members of AEGEE-Leiden?
Balance time and obligations while trying to stay an active member can be demanding but I cannot ask for a better way to decompress from the daily routine.
Don't be afraid to get out of your comfort zone and make the best out of this journey. 😉
See you around Europe.