Thea Halo is President of the Sano Themia Halo Pontian Heritage Foundation. In her book "Not Even My Name (2001), Ms Halo presents an eyewitness account of Armenian genocide. Thea Halo first career was as a painter. She attended The Cooper Union School of Art and Architecture and has shown her paintings in galleries and museums in New York City, Connecticut and Canada, including both solo and group exhibitions. In 1992 Ms Halo began to write poetry and short stories, and soon after commenced the writing of her mother's memoir. She has won numerous awards for her poetry, and her literary and political essays, including The James Emanuel Poetry Prize and The Ester Unger Poetry Prize; The Weinberg Excellence in Writing Award; The Reyne Prize in Creative Wtiting; The Alice B. Sellers Fund Prize; The Bennett [Political Science] Essay Prize, and the 2002 AHEPA Homer Award. Beginning in 1997, Ms Halo worked as a news correspondent for public radio station WBAI in New York City, gathering, writing and reporting the five to seven minute news stories in the public radio tradition.