2012 Emerging Voice Award Recipient
MA 1997, School of Languages and Cultures, Purdue University
BA 1995, Brian Lamb School of Communication, Purdue University
Consul-General, Republic of Cyprus
New York, New York
Koula Sophianou began her work for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cyprus in 1998 first serving at the Protocol and Consular Affairs and later the Political Affairs Division of the Ministry. In 2000, she was assigned to the Embassy of the Republic of Cyprus in Athens, Greece. In 2003, Koula was reassigned to Cyprus’s Permanent Representation of the European Union where she was responsible for relations between Cyprus and the European Parliament. From 2007-2009 she worked at the Cyprus Question and Turkey Division until in 2009 she assumed the post of Consul-General of the Republic of Cyprus in New York.
Koula recently received the Pancyparian Association Inc. Women’s Issue Network’s Woman of the Year Award.
While at Purdue, Koula was an active member of many organizations. She served as President of the International Student Association and the Hellenic Student Association.