Tzesika was born in Lebanon, is of Greek origin, and lived in several countries including Italy, France, and the United Arab Emirates before coming to the US. International living enabled her to learn firsthand about other cultures while improving her personal adaptability and broadening her design perspective.
Her passion for inclusive design began during her undergraduate years as an Interior design major at the American University in Dubai, where she wrote her thesis on designing a community for blind users. She went on to pursue a Master of Interior Architecture at the New England School of Art & Design in Boston, where her thesis focused on creating a facility for people with Alzheimer's disease.
Tzesika has played management roles on mega projects, such as the Presidential Palace and the Midfield airport terminal in Abu Dhabi, residential skyscrapers, commercial projects, and private residences throughout Dubai and Lebanon. These projects gave her the opportunity to become knowledgeable in the construction process and included direct experience on construction sites.
She is excited to be part of the IHCD team, and eager to apply her knowledge and experience to furthering IHCD’s mission.