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Speaking Engagements

   January 2021                                    Live Virtual Interview with Olympian, Actress, Filmmaker, & Author Alexi Pappas
                                                              Hellenic-American Cultural Center and Museum of Oregon & SW Washington
April 2019                                       Guest speaker: Pythagoras Children’s Academy – Elmhurst, IL 
                                                                                  Plato Academy – Des Plaines, IL 
                                                                                  Hellenic American Academy – Deerfield, IL
March 2019                                    Panelist, Hellenic Professional Society of Illinois Women in Leadership Panel   
                                                       Career Day presentation: Lincoln Elementary School – Elmhurst, IL
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April 2018

“Are You a Writer?” - presentation to Girl Scout Troop in Elmhurst, IL


Guest Speaker: Pythagoras Children's Academy - Elmhurst, IL

                          Koraes Elementary School - Palos Hills, IL

                          Plato Academy - Des Plaines, IL

                          Hellenic American Academy - Deerfiled, IL

March 2018

Culture Day presentation – “Greece” at Lincoln Elementary School, Elmhurst, IL

February 2018

Mistress of Ceremonies, Pythagoras Children’s Academy Gala

September 2016


February 2020                                        Interview on (in Greek)
November 2019                                      Featured in the book, A DROP OF LADI & MY GREEK SOUL, by Krystina Kalapothakos
November 2019                                      Interview on Mondays with Meleti on Grecian Echoes radio show
  October 2019                                       Interview on A Literary World with Kathryn Gauci
  April 2019                                             Interview on
  February 2018                                     Interview on Echoes of Athens radio show
October 2017                                        Interview on Dialogos Media podcast
July 2016                                               Interview on Women.Who.Write blog

awards and accolades

September 2018

Among honorees at 40th anniversary celebration of Child’s Play Touring Theatre

December 2006

Recognized by Greek Women’s University Club as a Top Woman in Greek Media

wikipedia references

Maria’s work has been referenced several times on Wikipedia articles.