Philo4Thought Hellenic Professional Mentoring Initiative is pleased to present our December 2017 Young Professional of the Month! 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.
This month’s YPM, Elpida Velmahos, has been a proactive member of the National Hellenic Students Association for many years. She has also hit the ground running in the Big Apple as she began her graduate studies at Columbia University in the Fall 2017, looking for opportunities to contribute to the community here as well. She will soon have a Masters in Public Health and is already preparing for the next steps of her personal and professional journey. We are honored to share her story with you today.
ARTICLE LINK: Health & Happiness
CREDIT & RECOGNITION: Many thanks to Elpida Velmahos for sharing her story with us and to all those who contributed to this story.