Fotini is a Downriver girl born and raised. She lives with her husband and two boys on Grosse Ile. Together they own a Greek tavern style restaurant, Auburn Cafe, in Ecorse. Fotini is a full-time teacher and is actively seeking to obtain a principal position in a K-12 public school setting. After experiencing post-partum depression, secondary infertility, and miscarriages, Fotini has shared her story and allowed other woman to realize they are not alone going through their fertility journey.

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Fotini and her family outside

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eggs dyed red for Greek Orthodox Easter

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