- Diploma in Paralegal Studies, George Mason University, Virginia USA (2007)
- Master’s of Science in Conflict Analysis and Resolution (M.S. CAR), Institute of Conflict Analysis and Resolution (ICAR), George Mason University, Virginia USA (2003)
- Bachelor’s of Arts (B.A.) in French and English Studies, Vologda State University, Russia (2001)
French version is available here.
Olga Prygoda has worked closely with BCF lawyers who specialize in business immigration since 2007, particularly in the areas of workforce mobility and work permits incoming into Canada and the United States as well as immigration practice under NAFTA.
In 2003-2004, Ms. Prygoda worked at a prominent think tank in Washington, D.C., where she focused on U.S. immigration strategic policy research and U.S.-Russian bilateral relations. Prior to joining BCF, she worked as a paralegal for a boutique immigration law firm in Montreal, from 2004 to 2007.
She is also the recipient of a number of prestigious international scholarships, including the U.S. Department of State’s Edmund E. Muskie Graduate Fellowship Program (2001-2002); and has completed special projects and internships with The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and the National Mediation Board in Washington, D.C.
Ms. Prygoda is fluent in English, French and Russian.