Alumna Profiled: Lela Dritsa Psarros
Graduated: Deree ‘04
Lives in: Athens, Greece
Current Position: President/CoFounder Nannuka
After earning her BA in Communications from Deree – The American College of Greece and continuing with a Master’s degree in International Journalism at City University London, Lela Dritsa Psarros worked for 10 years in the communications field, emphasizing mainly on communication strategy planning and managing promo events.
Lela visualized Nannuka.com in 2013 and along with Natalie Levi, gave thousands of parents the opportunity to find a well-trusted helping hand, making Nannuka one of the largest online care destinations in Greece and the UK.
For her advocacy and work at Nannuka, Lela has been included as one of Forbes’ 100 women entrepreneurs in Europe and one of Fortune magazine’s “40 under 40” successful entrepreneurs. She has also been interviewed by several respected media outlets across Europe.
Lela enjoys being a mother of two adorable children and a woman entrepreneur giving valuable insight by decoding the market’s needs while never ceasing to monitor growth opportunities for Nannuka.
Q.: What are three enduring values Deree has taught you?
Professionalism, diversity and team spirit.
Q.: Describe Deree in three words.
Global, success and legacy.
Q.: Which is your fondest memory from your time at Deree?
Long hours of team projects in the beautiful Deree library.
Q.: What do you miss most from your days at Deree?
The feeling of belonging.
Q.: If you could go back in time, is there anything that would you do differently?
I would ask for an internship abroad.
Q.: Where was your favorite spot on campus?
Studying on the grass.
Q.: After graduation, have you maintained a relationship with your school and classmates?
Yes, gladly I have.
Q.: Looking back, how did your time at Deree help you become the person you are today?
It gave me the right amount of courage to stand out from the crowd and conquer my dreams.
Q.: What advice would you give a new Deree student?
Explore every opportunity that Deree gives you, from the Career Office & Student Union to the opportunities for Internships.
Q.: Where do you get your inspiration from?
From life as it comes.
Q.: What is your motto in life?
Life is a party. Enjoy it while it lasts!
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