Tia Karapoulios is going into her second year as the Athletic Administration Intern after joining the Beavers in September 2016. She assists in all facets of the department.
Prior to Caltech, Karapoulios played basketball for four years at Smith College and captained the squad in her senior year. In her first year the Pioneers were selected for the NCAA Tournament for the first time in school history. She realized her passion for college athletics during her time at Smith, where she regularly worked games in the athletics department and was a receptionist for the school's athletic administration. While at Smith, Karapoulios was an executive board member in the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and Athletic Association. Karapoulios also attended the Career in Sports and Emerging Leader Forums at the NCAA headquarters in Indianapolis.
Karapoulios is currently earning on her Master’s degree in Sports Management and Administration from Long Beach State after graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Exercise and Sports Studies from Smith College.