Larisa Sychova was born and grew up in Russia. After high school, she received a Masters Degree in English as a second language from the Institute of Foreign Languages in Gorky, Russia. Soon after graduation she began to teach in a Russian High School. In her third year of teaching she was offered the opportunity to compete for an exchange position in an American University. She competed and won an exchange scholarship. She traveled to America and studied English and literature at Jacksonville State University, AL where she received a degree in education. She then began to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. After becoming an RN, she worked as a critical care nurse at MICU in Anniston, AL and Springfield, MO for 7 years, combined. In Springfield, MO she earned a Master of Science in Nursing degree. She has over 7 years of nurse practitioner experience in family practice at Jordan Valley Federally Qualified Health Care Center, in behavioral health at Burrell Behavioral Health Center, and in internal medicine at Ferrell Duncan Clinic, in Missouri. Larisa is bilingual in English and Russian.
Apart from her professional work, Larisa is interested in her son and his education, reading, theater in English and Russian, travel, nature, playing the piano, and cross-country skiing.