Anthoula Lelekidis was chosen to participate in the Students on Ice Expedition. This program sends youth from across the U.S. and Canada on a guided two-week journey to Antarctica. Being funded entirely by a grant from a New York philanthropist, she traveled representing the borough of Queens along with 4 other native New Yorkers, each hailing from one borough. She believes the untouched land should unite us all as it is the last place on Earth uninhabited by humans. This once in a lifetime opportunity provided her with hopes to create awareness of the environmental issues this rapidly changing continent battles with.
© Anthoula Lelekidis, 2014