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IMG_4825 copy (853x1280)Evanthia grew up in a small town near Cape Cod that she was always dying to escape. At 17, her parents dropped her off in Manhattan to attend Barnard College at Columbia University, on the eve of 9/11. Those years in the city, during a time of national crisis, shaped her worldview, as did her early exposure to feminist theory in the classrooms and the dorms of her all-girls school.

With a degree in Art History, Evanthia left New York with her college sweetheart and now husband of nine years for a job at Washington, DC’s National Gallery of Art. Before long, though, she realized her impact was limited behind the walls of a museum and returned to school to earn her Master of Education degree (M.Ed.) and become a high-school social studies teacher in Northern Virginia.

Four years into her teaching career, Evanthia had led Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate classes as well as special-education classes at all grade levels, but the birth of her first child convinced her to put her career on hold in order to stay at home.

These days, she divides her time between caring for her husband, two daughters, and their home; exploring their new hometown of Houston; blogging; playdates; crafting; and incubating a memoir on her father’s life.