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Pari Louys With Paros Podcast

Wake up to the sweet smell of soorj and learn about different regions in Armenia as we give you a quick dive into life throughout the country. Pari Louys with Paros is your connection to the motherland, where we will learn, grow, and better Armenia, together!

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Meet Your Hosts

Peter Abajian

Peter Abajian is the Executive Director of The Paros Foundation, and has dedicated the last 25 years of his career to working in the Armenian community. Peter provides a bridge from the diaspora to Armenia through his commitment to Paros, his knowledge of the country, and now this podcast! With over 70 visits to Armenia (and counting!) Peter is a wealth of knowledge that is always teaching us something.

Sofia Nikssarian

Sofia is a long-time friend and supporter of The Paros Foundation. Her company, Cobalt & Sapphire runs the Paros marketing, and now helps run this podcast! Sofia is proud of her Armenian roots, and is excited to share that with you through this podcast. She was on the first ever SERVICE Armenia trip, and most recently participated in the first SERVICE Armenia Young Professionals trip, and looks forward to her next trip to Armenia!