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THI/TNH Takeover – Patricia Stevens

The National Herald and The Hellenic Initiative have begun a partnership to introduce the NEXTGEN of Greek/Cypriot ‘movers and shakers’ to the rest of our Community around the world. Established to inform its readers about all things related to our homeland and its respective communities throughout the world, TNH is now providing THI’s New Leaders (40-years-old and younger), with a new platform to showcase their ideas and to engage their communities in a deeper, more meaningful way while simultaneously building a bridge to Greece and Cyprus. Our next featured New Leader is Patricia Stevens. Get to know her below!


Last Name, First Name

  • Stevens, Patricia

What city do you live in?

  • Fairfield, Connecticut

Where in Greece/Cyprus are you from?

  • Megalopolis


  • Art Teacher

What motivated you to get involved with THI?

  • I was inspired by seeing all the philanthropic initiatives that THI undertakes in addition to their commitment to the Greek Diaspora.

What do you hope to achieve through THI?

  • Connecting with other Greek-Americans who are committed to the Diaspora.

Favorite activity to take part in where you live?

  • Hiking in CT and NY states, designing for my brand ShopFilakia.

Go-to Greek dish/drink when you’re missing the homeland?

  • Yemista or Fasolakia.

In addition to THI, how are you involved in/help the Greek/Cypriot community?

  • I like being involved in the local Greek community, connecting with other Greek females via the podcast I host (Koukles Podcast), and collaborating with charities that benefit the Greek community with ShopFilakia.

One Greek/Cypriot tradition you’ll never stop keeping?

  • The importance of family.

How has your Hellenic background helped shape who you are today?

  • It has kept me grounded to my roots and helped to establish and form my core values.