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Marilena Maragkou | Co-founder & Project coordinator

β€œI am a passionate Project Manager, having managed several international projects in various fields. I love planning and organizing and I am a really practical mind. I love sharing the knowledge I have. For me, Youthmakers Hub is a great combination of my passion with my job!”

FAVORITE WORD:
Positivity
FAVORITE PLACE:
Anywhere with good company
NICKNAME:
Marilou
DREAM JOB:
The one I have now!
STRENGTHS:
Leadership & Project Management skills
WEAKNESSES:
Sensitivity

Desired superpower

Energy drink

Favorite Hobby

Favourite language

My 5 Ws

Who is your role model?

It is not just one person but a combination of them. During my life until now, I have met several mentors with a different mindset, different friends that I got inspired from their actions, family members who showed me another path of life and how to be unique and professors who enlightened me with their knowledge and expertise. What I am trying to do is to be a role model for other people.

What are you proud of?

I am proud of the life I have today. I am proud that I took those decisions that let me where I am today. It was not easy to take some of them, too much risk and uncertainty but this is exactly the moment of personal growth, when you are ready to take this kind of decisions. I do not know if I will change my opinion in the future but for now I am proud of what I am today.

When was a life-changing moment in your life?

Travelling to sub-saharan Africa and more specifically Uganda. It was the moment I caught myself start thinking about several topics I have never thought. I feel different and I am different since that moment. This visit changed my mindset , it actually changed my perspective on how I see life and the people around me.

Where have you felt mostly outside of your comfort zone?

It depends what is a comfort zone. What it used to be a comfort zone for me back in 2012, when I had my first Erasmus experience, it is not a comfort zone anymore. This is happening just because I leave my whole life outside of my comfort zone. I have travelled to more than 50 countries in the world, either for work, training or cultural experience, being exposed to different mindsets and cultures which led me to be the person I am today.

Why Youthmakers Hub?

Because I can combine my passion with my job. Because after several years in the field of Project Management in the public and private sector, I felt it was the time to devote to something. After having managed several projects internationally give me the boost and expertise for more project at this Hub. I feel creative and productive. There is nothing better than creating your job as it fits you, as you want and trying hard for all the things you want to achieve. Youthmakers Hub is full of people who share the same mission and vision and I am so happy to be part of this unique team.