I’m a freelance journalist currently based in Marseille after several years in Athens and Tunis. I write about politics, people, and places, often in combination. I was previously a staff writer for COLORS Magazine in Treviso. Though it doesn’t seem like it, I do occasionally travel outside of the Mediterranean.

My work has appeared in The EconomistVice MagazineThe Guardian, AllureTravel + Leisure, Teen Vogue, POLITICO, The New Republic, France24, Arte, World Politics Review, Al Jazeera, Condé Nast Traveler, Quartz, Al Monitor, and others. My journalism has been supported by Fabrica, the International Women’s Media Fund, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation’s Incubator for Media Education and Development, and the Alfred Toepfer Stiftung. I was the online editor for Tunisia’s pavilion at the 2017 Arte Biennale di Venezia. I’ve written or contributed to several books on Greece, including Moon Guides: Athens and the Greek Islands, Moon Guides: Best of Greece, Lonely Planet: Greece 16, and Lonely Planet: Experience Greece.

In November 2022, my piece ‘A Matter of Honor,’ a multi-year investigation into a triple femicide on the Greek-Turkish border, was published by The Atavist. It received the Overseas Press Club’s Madeline Dane Ross Award for best international reporting in the print medium or digital showing a concern for the human condition, the American Society of Journalists and Authors’ Donald Robinson Memorial Award for Investigative Journalism, was a finalist for the Livingston Awards, and received a special mention in the One World Media Awards’ Popular Feature category. You can listen to me talk about reporting that story on the Creative Nonfiction Podcast and with the Incubator for Media Education and Development.

I graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in Political Science. I work in French and English, and can order sandwiches in four more languages, with varying success.

All photos by Nikolaos Symeonidis