M.A. Candidate – Class of 2018

I was born and raised in my beloved Yerevan, the capital of Armenia. Graduating from Yerevan State University of Languages and Social Sciences with a Bachelor’s degree in Linguistics and Communication, I also pursued American studies, which will serve as a foundation for my future plans concerning my master’s degree. During my four years of study, I was an active member of my university’s faculty council, subsequently becoming a part of the Governing Council. I was also the vice-president of the Intellectual Club within the Faculty Council of Translation and Intercultural Communication. Internships at Save the Children, Armenia and Women’s Resource Center were also quite eye-opening. After three months of helping to organize workshops, trainings and other events, I gained a more holistic idea of NGO’s internal operations. In the last semester of my senior year I was a practitioner at International Scientific-Educational Center of Armenian National Academy of Sciences helping with translations and general administrative support in a more academic setting.

Research Interests

In the Global Thought program I aim to explore different political, social and cultural issues of today. Just as writing a course paper on “Women’s Rights in the USA” spread a new light on human rights and gender equality for me, my internships and volunteer work during various cultural and political events exposed me to other concepts. I will delve into political injustice, the mechanics of global governance, and immigration challenges.

Education

  • BA, Linguistics and Communications, Yeravan State University of Languages and Social Science, 2016