Alexandra Giannopoulos is a former Visual Arts and current Special Education Teacher, living and working in her hometown of Chicago. Alexandra earned her MA, BFA and BA from the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque. This knowledge and work experience gives her the superior education needed to incorporate a variety of aesthetic concepts and cultural appreciations into her work. She has been teaching students from Pre-K through college for the past ten years. She is an artist, specializing in painting and drawing. Alexandra believes that everyone has a unique story to share and for her, this can best be accomplished through art. She believes that art can bring out hidden aspects of an individual's voice. She believes that art can be empowering. She believes that art can be a tool for social change. Alexandra has shown in various galleries in and around the Chicago area, New York and Romania.