Konstantinos Karalariotis | Junior Researcher

“A devoted changemaker, problem solver, risk and initiative taker. I love creating projects from scratch and making long-lasting change. Most people characterize me as “motivational, inspirational and energy-giving person”. I believe in multidisciplinary and disruptive innovation, so I make sure that I always acquire knowledge and experience in different fields.”

FAVORITE WORD:
empathy
FAVORITE PLACE:
airports
NICKNAME:
The Data Boy
DREAM JOB:
Anything that will let me make this world a little bit better (and travel)
STRENGTHS:
WEAKNESSES:
occasionally overthinking

Desired superpower

Energy drink

Favorite Hobby

Favourite language

My 5 Ws

Who is your role model?

My role model is my future and would-be self. No, I am not such a narcissist! The truth is I have the luck to be surrounded by wonderful, dynamic and smart people. Family members, friends, colleagues and academics. Each and every one of them has at least one special characteristic that I admire. So my would-be self is the combination of all the characteristics which they have.

What are you proud of?

The person I was yesterday and the person I want to be tomorrow #clichédetected But yes, I am proud of myself as a whole∙ of my achievements and of my mistakes and the way I face them too. I think that’s the point, isn’t it?

When was a life-changing moment in your life?

Hmm, I think for the last 3 years the answer is still the same; my moving into Athens as a university student. If this never happened then anything of the things after would have happened as well. This city, the people and the opportunities that it offered and still offers me are priceless.

Where have you felt mostly outside of your comfort zone?

When I lost my first flight; it was actually the first flight I would ever take #notagreatstart Nevertheless I have to admit that this experience gave me the attitude and the mentality for my next trips. I always wanted to have everything under control but this missed flight taught me that I can actually deal with almost everything. I just have to quickly adapt.

Why Youthmakers Hub?

I mean let’s be serious! Have you ever seen a place full of young and creative people, with amazing skills and knowledge that they use continuously to make a positive impact and all these in the formation of a Hub? It’s the wonderland of everyone who wants to change this world, making it a better place. And we do all these together. Also, I do believe in our vision and the impact we can have through our hard work, synergies and small or big projects. It’s difficult to find something to believe nowadays. Do you still wonder?