At a young age, Alekos was fascinated by arithmetic and the properties of numbers. His first memory of mathematics was from when he was a young child, being taught how to add and multiply by his grandfather in a small Athens apartment on a hot summer day. In the subsequent years, he has endeavored to remain a life-long learner. During his teenage years, he dabbled with music and the arts, before having his passion for mathematics and science reignited during his undergraduate years. In the Spring of 2017, he graduated from U.C. Berkeley with high honors in Mathematics, and is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Mathematics from NYU’s Courant Institute of Mathematics. His future goals include completion of a Ph.D. in math, focusing on Algebraic Geometry and Topology.
Alekos participated in BEAM (Berkeley Engineers and Mentors), a group dedicated to supplementing the underfunded Bay Area public schools by providing dedicated STEM tutorials to students of all ages. In addition to this, he benefited from experience TA-ing freshman General Chemistry. In his last two years of undergraduate study, he independently tutored his fellow students, helping them to reach their academic goals. His skillset is bolstered by his love of learning and respect towards students of all levels.
In his spare time, he runs a seminar in the NYU math department, goes to the gym, plays music, and reads books.