Name: Nicole Tsotras, 21, 4th year Arts/Law student.
Your greatest achievement(s)and how you reached them? Getting into my uni course by learning to juggle all aspects of my life that were vying for my time.
Goal(s) for the future? I have a general goal of attaining a good career perhaps in the field of International Relations, and working toward becoming knowledgeable and successful in that area.
Best moment of your life? On my recent trip to Europe having my first white Christmas in Paris with good friends.
One word that describes you the best: Passionate
Person(s) you most admire and why? My grandparents are incredible inspirations and I have a deep admiration of their untiring work ethic and determination to create new lives for themselves and provide for their families.
Most embarrassing moment? Falling up the stairs at my school assembly as I was accepting my prefect badge.
If I could say anything to the Greek community… As a history student I believe there is great importance in understanding your past. I would speak to the Greek-Australian youth specifically, about the invaluable knowledge that can be derived from a true understanding of their background and culture. You can only move forward when you understand where you have come from.
Favourite place to go or hang out at? The beach.
Song that I can’t get out of my head at the moment? ‘In my head’- Jason Derulo.
Favourite Greek food? My yiayia’s tiropita.
I can’t live without… Music.
If I was Kevin Rudd for a day I would… Change Australia’s foreign policy to reflect our commitment to international laws, and specifically change our ineffective migration/refugee policy to one which deters the individuals who are at fault instead of trying to deter and punish the innocent victims who have been taken advantage of in their untiring work ethic and determination to create new lives for themselves and provide for their families.