Written by another 2012 alum, Gabriel Armas-Cardona, who is now back to Yerevan and is working at the Caucasus Research Resource Center.
Considering my great experience with Birthright Armenia last year, I am forced to bring attention to these two recent news pieces. Two BRA alumni have write ups for their recent contributions to Armenia, Paul Vartan Sookiasian and Oksana Mirzoyan. Both of them have contributed to Armenia, established a life here and are planning on staying for a while, Paul working in an office funded through USAID and Oksana through artistic endeavors and working with Onearmenia.org. I hope that both Paul and Oksana serve as models to other people considering living in Armenia, either for the short-term or for a more permanent stay.