Episode #50: Addi – From Iceland to LA on a Soccer Scholarship; from LA to New York for Architecture (and Love!)

In this episode of Not an Alien, Addi recounts his immigration journey from Iceland to LA – carried, at first, by a college soccer scholarship – and on to New York where he has built a career as an architect, met his wife, and started a family. He shares, in detail, his experiences navigating college admissions, the OPT process, and visa applications (including for an O-1 Visa); recalls the highs and lows in the architecture and construction fields in Iceland and the United States before, during, and after the Global Financial Crisis; and reflects on being an Icelandic immigrant, married to a Mexican immigrant, living in New York City, and a parent to two Mexican-Icelandic-American children.


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