Dora Panteli - TEDx Athens

Dora Panteli

Basketball Game Analyst | Clinical Psychologist

“Ambition is the path to success. Persistence is the vehicle you arrive in.”

Born and raised in Athens, Greece, she holds an AS from Jacksonville College (TX), a BA in English Literature and Global Culture (with a concentration in Rhetoric) & a double minor in Theater Studies and PPL (Philosophy, Politics and Law) from the State University of New York at Binghamton and a Masters in Clinical Psychology from Hellenic American University. She has been trained in Psychoeducational Testing & Assessment at the Buffalo State University and she is a graduate (Class of 2019) of the International Visitor Leadership Program by the U.S Department of State.

From 2016 until today, she has been working as a TV Presenter, Sports Journalist and Game Analyst for NOVA. She is the World Feed Reporter for Euroleague and the Master of Ceremonies/Moderator for FIBA. In the past, she has also presented various events, including: the Basketball Champions League draws and Final 4 (2018), FIBA 3×3 World Tour Events, the Retail Business Awards (2017-2021), The Product of the Year Awards, Posidonia, Leaders of the Greek Economy Awards and the Peace and Sports Forum and Awards organized by the Principality of Monaco. She was also the bit presenter for the candidacy of Cyprus for the FIBA Eurobasket 2025.

In 2009-10 she worked as a Teaching Assistant for Harpur College (SUNY) and the Departments of English (General Literature and Rhetoric) and Theater Studies. From 2016-2020 she was working as a Learning Specialist and Career Counselor for the American Community Schools of Athens. She worked as a professor of Psychology for IST college for the school year 2020-21.

She was a professional athlete for 17 years and the first Greek female athlete to ever be awarded with a full athletic scholarship (NCAA Division 1). A member of the Women’s Greek Basketball National Team (2006-2013) and the 3×3 Basketball National Team (2018). She has also served as the captain of BU Women’s Basketball Team (2008-2010) and the President of the Student-Athlete body from 2008-2010.

She is a member of the Hellenic American Union.

She has received an award for her contribution to Sports and Education from SPAKE and the Olympic Committee and an award from UNESCO for her career in Journalism and her dedication to Women Empowerment.

As a Speaker she has been invited to various forums, seminars, workshops and clinics to speak mainly on Leadership, Women Empowerment, Psychology and Wellness.