Where are you from?
I grew up in Athens, where I attended a Hellenic-American school. After graduating from university, I moved to the UK, where I spent most of my adult life.
What is your background?
My background is in music, art management, and tech. A few years ago, and while working for a film company based in London, I decided to return to learning and study towards another bachelor’s degree in World History and Japanese at the University of London. Last year, I came to Japan as an exchange student, but decided to stay and experience this beautiful country for a little while longer.
What do you enjoy the most about teaching?
It’s an incredibly rewarding feeling, seeing students grow and develop both as learners and people. There’s a great sense of optimism and hope in making a positive impact on young and older students alike.
What is your goal/mission?
No such thing! I try to take life one day at a time.
What do you do in your free time?
I really like cooking, reading, and cycling through Tokushima on fine days.
What do you like/think about Tokushima/Japan?
Tokushima may not be as well-known or popular with visitors compared to other prefectures in Japan, and yet this “off the beaten track” destination has so much to offer, from breath-taking nature, serene temples, and incredible food, to Japan’s largest dance festival.
Where would you like to go if you had a long holiday?
I’d go for safari again in Africa.
Who is your idol?
My dad. He is a true superhero.
What was your childhood dream?
I wanted to travel through time. I still do…
What is your favorite Japanese food?
Nothing beats zarusoba on a hot August day.
Is there anything people would be surprised to know about you?
Hmm, perhaps that I can speak 4.5 languages.
Cats or Dogs?
Oh no, please don’t ask me to take sides!
Coffee or Wine?
Coffee in the morning – wine at night!
Natto or Goya?