THRIVE is an AIWA-SF April project dedicated to highlighting Armenians who are doing amazing things in their personal and professional lives to better themselves and those around them. These individuals are inspiring, dynamic, innovative and interesting. Today we feature Sara Anjargolian.
Sara Anjargolian || CoFounder / CEO Impact Hub Yerevan
Sara Anjargolian, Esq. is co-founder & CEO of Impact Hub Yerevan. She is also a lawyer and multimedia journalist. Born in London, raised and educated in the U.S., and currently living and working in Armenia. Sara graduated summa cum laude from the University of California, Los Angeles with a degree in Political Science/Public Policy. She received a law degree from the University of California, Berkeley (Boalt Hall). During her legal career she served as a trial lawyer for the U.S. Department of Justice, Associate Professor/Assistant Dean at the American University of Armenia Law Department, and policy adviser to the Los Angeles City Attorney.
“Changing worldview toward believing that you as an individual hold the power of possibility is much more important” ~ Sara Anjargolian
Sara and her founding team observed that immense talent exists in Armenia with many brilliant projects in operation. However, these organizations were operating totally independently. Sara and her team wanted to foster collaboration and create a space where ideas could come to fruition and grow. When they learned about the impact hub concept, it seemed like the perfect way to pull together everyone under one roof. Today, Impact Hub is an inspiring work space and a business incubator with a mission to support social impact projects and enterprises. Through Impact Hub Yerevan, Sara focuses on empowering Armenia’s change makers and innovators to grow their social impact projects from idea to implementation to impact.
As a multimedia journalist, Sara’s work illuminates critical sociopolitical issues. Her work, which may be viewed at http://www.SaraAnjargolian.com
, has been recognized and supported by the United Nations, Soros/Open Society Foundations, Fulbright, UCLA School of Art & Architecture (Make Art / Stop AIDS), Photophilanthropy, Fotoevidence, the Tufenkian Foundation, and the Yerevan Press Association.
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