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AHI Announces New Hire; Georgea Polizos Joins Institute as Legislative Assistant
September 11, 2012—No. 56 (202) 785-8430

AHI Announces New Hire; Georgea Polizos Joins Institute as Legislative Assistant

Georgea PolizosGeorgea PolizosWASHINGTON, DC —The American Hellenic Institute (AHI) announces the hire of Georgea Polizos as the organization’s legislative assistant.

“We are proud and fortunate to have Georgea join our staff,” said AHI President Nick Larigakis. “Georgea’s international affairs policy background will be a tremendous asset to our outreach efforts to Capitol Hill.”

Georgea holds a Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of Georgia and a Master of Arts in International Affairs from Florida State University, where she focused on the Balkans.

Prior to beginning her graduate studies, Georgea spent two years working with Greek and Eastern European college students as the Student Life Coordinator at the American Farm School in Thessaloniki, Greece. As a graduate student, she interned at the Greek Embassy and AHI, and with the latter, she attended the Student Foreign Policy trip in 2010. Additionally, Georgea spent a semester in London studying the European Union and ethno-national conflicts. While abroad, she also interned with Seeds of Peace, an organization focused on developing educational programs for students from conflict-ridden areas.

Georgea is originally from Atlanta and spent the past year working there with the marketing department of Chick-fil-A, Inc.

“I am honored and excited to be working for AHI,” Polizos said. “I have always been passionate about Hellenism, and I look forward to being a part of the team.”

Polizos replaces AHI’s Media Relations Director and Research Analyst Demetra Atsaloglou, who left to pursue a graduate studies at Columbia University. Atsaloglou spent four years with AHI where she drove AHI’s media strategy and analyzed policy developments in Washington and abroad.

“Demetra displayed a dedicated work ethic that was greatly appreciated by us all,” said Larigakis. “On behalf of AHI, we wish Demetra the best as she pursues her academic dream at Columbia, where we are confident she will succeed.”

The American Hellenic Institute is an independent non-profit Greek American public policy center that works to strengthen relations between the United States and Greece and Cyprus, and within the Greek American community.



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