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International Accelerator Program

Meet the Team

Laryssa Petryshyn

Title: Managing Director
International Accelerator Program
Phone: 716-255-0622

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Laryssa Petryshyn assumed the Mananging Director position in January 2022. She has over 20 years of higher education experience working in International Recruitment, ISS, Study Abroad, Visiting Scholars, Student Exchange and Partnership Development. Laryssa grew up in Buffalo, New York but moved to Ontario, Canada when she married her husband. She holds a BA and an MS from The State University of New York at Buffalo with concentration in International Political Science and International Trade/Commerce. 

International Experience 

Laryssa's international expereince started at a young age growing up in the Buffalo Ukrainian community. She was given the opportunity at the age of 15 to participate in a World Ukrainian Youth Association Conference in Australia and a New York State Youth Ambassador Program in Poland. She has visited over 30 countries to explore new and exciting places around the globe with her family. 

Columbia Favorites 

Riverbanks Zoo, Lake Murray, The Vista, Soda City Market and the Kroeger Center (theatre)

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