Missouri: Julia Ostropolsky

Missouri: Julia Ostropolsky

State: Missouri
City of Residence: St. Louis
Country of origin: Soviet Union
Arrival in the U.S.:
JULIA OSTROPOLSKY, MSW, LCSW arrived in the U.S. with her parents as a stateless refugee near the end of the Soviet era. Growing up, she witnessed the struggles of her family and the Russian-speaking community to adapt to and understand their new lives in America. After graduating from the University of Toledo and receiving her Masters in Social Work from Washington University, Julia began working with the Russian-Jewish community in St. Louis County. Julia identified …

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Jagat Acharya

Jagat Acharya

State: Missouri

City of Residence: St. Louis, Missouri

Country of origin: Bhutan

Arrival in the U.S.: 2010

Mr. Jagat Acharya is a recently-resettled refugee who was forced to flee Bhutan when his family was targeted by the Bhutanese police. Mr. Acharya came to the United States in 2010 and currently lives in St. Louis, Missouri, where he is a program coordinator at Bilingual International Assistant Services. Mr. Acharya earned a Master’s Degree in social work from Washington University’s George Warren Brown School of Social Work in St. Louis. He …

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