In June 2017, Laura Michael embarked on an emotional journey to her ancestral homeland in eastern Turkey in order to find her great-grandparents’ former homes. She will also share many photos from the trip, explain the role of the Armenian DNA Project in a shocking discovery she made.
Laura Michael is an Armenian-American activist, educator and writer who was born and raised in Rhode Island. She received a bachelor’s degree in Spanish from the University of Rhode Island and a master’s degree in education from New York University. Laura has taught at the K-12 and post-secondary levels in Massachusetts and New York and currently lives in Los Angeles where she is an English Program Coordinator for a local school district.
The event is free to the public.