Angeliki Kosmopoulou

Alumna Profiled: Angeliki Kosmopoulou
Graduated: Pierce, 1984
Lives in: Athens, Greece
Current Position: Executive Director of the A.C. Laskaridis Charitable Foundation

Don’t let others tell you what you “can’t do”! Challenge them, challenge yourself, do it!

Pierce alumna (’84) Angeliki Kosmopoulou holds a bachelor’s degree in History and Archaeology from the National and Kapodistrian University of Αthens, a master’s degree in Business Administration from Leicester University in the United Kingdom, and a PhD in Classical Archaeology from Bryn Mawr College, Pennsylvania; United States.

Following a career in archaeology and cultural management in the University of Thessaly, Foundation of the Hellenic World, and the Athens Concert Hall, she established a boutique communications agency, Logos Associates, focusing on copywriting, content creation and consulting. She has worked for a broad clientele, including multinational companies, small businesses, public and private organizations, politicians, artists, and scholars.

Throughout her long and distinguished career, Angeliki Kosmopoulou has served as an advisor, content specialist and speechwriter for the Speaker of the Hellenic Parliament, the Minister of Culture, and the Mayor of Athens.

Academically, Dr. Kosmopoulou teaches copywriting, business writing, storytelling and crisis management to marketing- and advertising professionals, startuppers and young entrepreneurs.

Currently, Dr. Kosmopoulou is the Executive Director of the A.C. Laskaridis Charitable Foundation and serves on the Board of The People’s Trust. She is a mentor for such organizations as Women on Top, Women Act, and is a member of the Advisory Board of DIANEOSIS, an independent think-tank based in Athens. A published scholar in classics and archaeology, she is a regular contributor to Greek media such as Athens Voice, To Vima, Huffington Post, and Runner.


Q: What are three enduring values Pierce has taught you?

To explore, to persist, to take action.


Q: Describe Pierce in three words.

Empowerment, inspiration, possibility.


Q: Which is your fondest memory from your time at Pierce?

Quiet time with friends.


Q: What do you miss most from your days at Pierce?

The carefree days – a.k.a. youth.


Q: If you could go back in time, is there anything that you would do differently?

I would take advantage of the school’s excellent sports facilities. As a student I practically abstained from sports, though I later became a dedicated runner and blogger about running.


Q: Where was your favorite spot on campus?

The library – its’ serenity that opened to the world.


Q: Who was your favorite teacher and why?

Germain Isberian, who fed my innate love for literature and the written word. I owe her hours of pleasurable reading!


Q: After graduation, have you maintained a relationship with your school and classmates?

Surprisingly, only a handful of close friends have been part of my life since schooldays. Nevertheless, I have a growing number of “new” classmates who became friends years later, when we got the chance to reintroduce ourselves.


Q: Looking back, how did your time at Pierce help you become the person you are today?

It forged my personality, in and out of school. My years at Pierce were the most formative, the canvas to become who I am.


Q: What advice would you give to a new Pierce student?

Carpe diem! Take advantage of schoolyears and the endless possibilities they offer!


Q: Where do you get your inspiration from?

Inspiration is everywhere, if you consciously open up to the world. For me it is mostly “small” things: my daily walk to work, glimpses at our ancient city, my runs, things I read, the words of friends, feeling my loved ones around.


Q: What is your motto in life?

Don’t let others tell you what you “can’t do”! Challenge them, challenge yourself, do it!

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