Franka Horvat

In the fall, Franka Horvat, who graduated from UCLA with a Ph.D. in Art History in June, will assist with organizing the 48th Annual Byzantine Studies Conference, scheduled for November 3-6 at UCLA, coordinate meetings for the monthly West Coast Byzantinists’ Seminar, and develop content for SNF Center community outreach initiatives and communications, among other…

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Nikki Erinakis

Nikki Erinakis is our inaugural Program Manager. Ms. Erinakis has worked at UCLA for many years in event management and communications. She comes to us from the Geffen Academy, where she was Events & Alumni Manager. Before working at Geffen Academy, Ms. Erinakis was the Events Coordinator for UCLA Chemistry & Biochemistry. Ms. Erinakis is…

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Kathy Sanchez

Kathy Sanchez joined our Center in January this year as Assistant Director. Ms. Sanchez earned a B.A. in European Studies/History at UCLA and has worked at the university for almost two decades primarily in event management. Since 2010, she worked as Manager of Programs and Development for the Center for 17th– & 18th-Century Studies and…

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Marialena Lamprianidis

Marialena Lamprianidis joined our team early this year as Media Assistant. Ms. Lamprianidis is a UCLA undergraduate pursuing a B.A. at the School of Theater, Film, and Television. A newly emerging writer with a concentration on screenwriting, she has worked as a copywriter for digital marketing and advertisement, and as a social media manager for…

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Simos Zenios

Simos Zenios was named Associate Director of the UCLA SNF Center in March 2020. He coordinates the Modern Greek curriculum, oversees the Ellinomatheia exams, runs the Modern Greek Book Club, and is also involved in other aspects of community outreach.

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