Anika Tsapatsaris CC’22

My name is Anika Tsapatsaris, and I'm a Junior in Columbia College studying Architecture with a Special Concentration in Hellenic Studies. I'm from Ridgewood, New Jersey, but am spending the semester in Athens, Greece, where I have been taking classes virtually and training with the Greek National Fencing Team. On campus, I'm a member of the Columbia Fencing Team, the Barnard + Columbia Architecture Society, Alpha Chi Omega (Sorority), the Undergraduate Recruitment Committee, and the Orthodox Christian Fellowship. I participated in "Summer in Greece: Athens Curatorial Project" in 2019, an experience which had a strong influence on my decision to spend this semester (and perhaps beyond) back in Greece. Columbia has encouraged me to open doors and cross oceans, and I am confident that my endeavors abroad will support me, both in our uncertain near future and beyond.