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Meet iACT Board Member Lena Adishian

Lena in a crowd at an iACT event in a polka dot dress with glasses.
iACT Board Member Lena Adishian
Can you tell us a little bit about yourself? Where are you from originally, and how did you end up in the LA area?

My parents are both Armenian. My mom grew up in Istanbul, Turkey and my dad is from the London area. They met when my dad accompanied his mom and his aunt to Istanbul to look for their long-lost sister. Through some personal connections, they knew my mom’s family and since my mom was the only person in the large extended Armenian family that spoke English, they said to her, “Go he’s from England, he only speaks English, go talk to him.” And so that’s how they met. They were married in Istanbul 50 years ago this year and settled in England, which is where I was born.

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