Fresno Professor Launches Repatriation Website

FRESNO–Former visiting professor of the American University of Armenia, Niary Gorjian, Ph.D., recently launched a new website connecting all Diaspora Armenia’s interested in living or conducting business in Armenia. is the newest interactive medium to connect Diaspora Armenia’s to Repatriates. Repatriates are Diaspora Armenia’s who have permanently relocated to Armenia, either to start a business, or to simply make a lifestyle change.

According to Dr. Gorjian, there is a growing trend among young Armenia’s in the Diaspora, speaking about making a life or business transition to Armenia. "Why not create a venue for all interested Armenia’s to dialogue, share ideas and support one another." She says.

During Dr. Gorjian’s second trip to Armenia in 2007 as a Visiting Professor in Management at the AUA, she became acquainted with and interacted with several Repatriates.

Those experiences gave rise to the website idea. Extremely passionate about the cause upon her return to the United States, she dove into the computer science field with no prior experience. She then hired a website developer to make the identified Armenian need, a reality. was developed in Fresno and was launched on April 20.

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