Antri founded Maria’s Love Foundation in memory of her mother, Maria Papanikoloau. Antri has been fundraising for years for other organizations, such as the American Cancer Society, but finally decided to start her own charity in April of 2014. Antri and her two sisters, Eva and Panagiota, have lived in Astoria their whole lives. All three attended, PS85, IS141 and LICHS, as well as attending St. Demetrios Greek Afternoon School.
Antri currently holds a Bachelors of Science in Health Sciences from Stony Brook University and a Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy. She is working in the NYC Public School System helping children with learning and physical disabilities.Antri Papanikolaou