PFP Alumni

FALL 2017

LilitGrigoryan, Lilit

Position: Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist, RA MOH National Institute of Health

PFP Placement: University of Hawaii Cancer Center, Cancer Prevention Program, Honolulu, HI


4-01 - CopyGrigoryan, Tigran

Position: Deputy Head of International Legal Cooperation Department, Ministry of Justice of RA; Assistant professor at Yerevan State University, Department of Law

PFP Placement: ESET North America in San Diego, CA


LevonVardapetyan, Levon

Position: Leading Specialist, Department for Protection of Rights in Criminal Procedure and in Places of Deprivation of Liberty

PFP Placement: Circuit Defender’s Office for the Atlanta Judicial Circuit, Atlanta, Georgia



Photo in the office-3Aghajanyan, Karine

Position: Lawyer and Human Rights Trainer, Human Rights Common Platform NGO

PFP Placement: “DC Law Students in Court in Washington, D.C.

Outbound Project: “US Legislative system and human rights violations” capacity building seminar


18738989_1317056018372935_6823741074294575792_oHakobyan, Gohar

Position: Head of the Division for Relations with “Legislative Development and Legal Research Center” fund, Department for Legal Support, Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Armenia;

Lecturer at the Yerevan State University, Chair of Criminal Law

PFP Placement: Office of Colorado State Senator Rhonda Fields in Denver, Colorado

Outbound Project: Improving Access to Justice, Protection and Support for Domestic Violence Victims (Project Information)


PhotoTorosyan, Sargis

Position: Social Affairs Department Acting Head, The Government of RA

Lecturer at the Russian-Armenian University, Department of Constitutional Law and Municipal Law

PFP Placement: Office of Representative Kenneth Ito located in Honolulu, HI

and Hawaii Attorney General’s office


FALL 2016

narine-avagyanAvagyan, Narine

Adviser to the Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia

PFP Placement: Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia in Washington, D.C.

Outbound Project: “Promotion of Pro Bono services in the Republic of Armenia” (Project Information


nune-sakanyanSakanyan, Nune              

Head of International Investment and Other Projects Unit at Development and Investment Programs at Municipality of Yerevan

PFP Placement: Hawaii State Energy Office, Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism, Honolulu, HI

Outbound Project: Renewable Energy Key to Energy Independence and Economic Development (Project Information)





Aloyan, Asanet
Position: Chief Tax Inspector, State Revenue Committee of RA 
Lecturer at Training Center of RA State Revenue Committee
Karen Amiryan (2)Amiryan, Karen
Position: Chief Specialist at the Constitutional Court of RA; Lecturer at the Yerevan State University, Department of Law
13096009_1160775907305950_412946247156893479_nTarjumanyan, Seda
Position: Assistant to the President of the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia


FALL 2015

Satenik BaghdasaryanBaghdasaryan, Satenik   
Position: “For Equal Rights” NGO Head of “Article 3” Human Rights Club
PFP placement: Center for Tax and Budget Accountability in Chicago, IL 

Armenuhi ChiflikyanChiflikyan, Armenuhi
Position:  Head of the Civil and Commercial Law Department of the Legal Acts Expert Review Agency of the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Armenia
PFP Placement: Law Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. 




Mariam EvoyanEvoyan, Mariam
Position: Legal Counsel at the Directorate Division of the EKENG CJSC
PFP Placement: Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights under Law, Washington, D.C.
Outbound Project: “Strengthening human rights protection in Armenia through NGO empowerment and promotion of their interaction with State Agencies” (with special focus on voting rights) (Project Information)



SPRING 2015 

Badalyan, Sayad
Position: Lecturer, Yerevan State University, Faculty of Law
PFP placement: State of California Office of Legislative Counsel in Sacramento, California
Outbound Project: Proposal for Dedicated Bill Drafting Agency for the Republic of Armenia (RA) (Project Information)



Hovhannisyan, Kristina
Position: Training Officer, Lydian Armenia CJSC
PFP Placement: Assistive Technology Resource Centers of Hawaii located in Honolulu, Hawaii
Outbound Project: Building Inclusive Society and Participatory Democracy through Empowering People with Disabilities and their Organizations (Project Information)


Karapetyan, Varser
Position: Deputy Head, Public Defender’s Office
PFP Placement: Law Offices of the Cook County Public Defender in Chicago, Illinois
Outbound Project: Exposure to the Criminal Justice System and Indigent Defense System of the USA

FALL 2014

Dadunts, Varduhi
Position: Project Manager, “People In Need” NGO representative office in Armenia
PFP Placement: Pacific Asia Affairs Council in Honolulu, Hawaii
Outbound Project: Activating Youth for Civil Society (Project Information)


Ghukeyan, Diana
Position: Head of the Division for Criminal and Administrative Cases, Department for Relations with the ECHR, Ministry of Justice of the RA
PFP Placement: Office of Senator Suzanne Chun Oakland, Senate, Hawaii State Legislature, in Honolulu, Hawaii  

Harutyunyan, Angelina
Position: Defense Expert, Standing Committee on Defense, National Security and Internal Affairs, the National Assembly of RA
PFP Placement: Office of Senator Dan Coats in Washington, D.C.



Gevorgyan, Gegham
Position: Acting Director, “Agricultural Projects Implementation Unit” State Agency at the RA Ministry of Agriculture;
Lecturer, the Public Administration Academy of RA
PFP Placement: State of California Office of Legislative Counsel in Sacramento, California
Outbound Project: Creating Business Guides (Project Information)


Mirzoyan, Dianna
Position: Head of the International relations Department, State Food Safety Service of RA
PFP Placement: Florida Legislature’s Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability in Tallahassee, Florida
Outbound project: Enhance Food Safety in Armenia (Project Information)


Tshorokhyan, Tigran
Position: Co-Founder & CEO of Gift Shop and Platform of Tours and Entertainment 
PFP placement: Office of Pennsylvania State Senator Mike Brubaker in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania


FALL 2013

Danielyan, Iren
Position: Capacity Building Coordinator, “STRONG Civil Society Organisations for Stronger Armenia” EU-funded project; Project Coordinator at World Independent Youth Union NGO
U.S. Placement: Office of Hawaii State Representative Lauren Kealohilani Matsumoto, Hawaii State Capitol, Honolulu, HI
Outbound Project: Parliamentary Work in the US and Armenia with a special focus on the interaction between civil society and State Institutions (Project Information)


15590895_936368763161335_5932027578842655513_o Gasparyan, Arshak
Position: Chairman; President, “Social Justice” NGO
National and international Criminal Justice expert/consultant for prison and probation reforms, National Child Protection Network
U.S. Placement: Office of Hawaii Senator Suzanne Chun Oakland in Honolulu, HI
Outbound Project: Strengthening judicial reforms in Armenia by developing new ideas in Juvenile Justice System of the Republic of Armenia (Project Information)


Tutunjyan, Hayk
Position: Head of External Affairs Department, Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) 
PFP placement: U.S. House of Representatives, Office of US Representative Raul Grijalva, Washington, D.C.



Movsisyan, Gor  IMG_9409 (3)
Position: Ph.D. Researcher and Teaching Assistant at the Graduate Institute of international and Development Studies /Geneva, Switzerland/

Member of the UNECE PRTR Protocol Compliance Committee 
An international expert in international environmental law to UNECE.

U.S. Placement: 1. Lewis and Clark Law School, Environmental Law Program, 2. The Metro Regional Council, 3. Oregon State Legislature
Outbound Project: Transferring knowledge into practice (Project Information)


Vardazaryan, Tirayr PhD
Position: Lecturer, Department of Law, Yerevan State University; 
Advisor to Minister, Ministry of Finance of RA
U.S. Placement: Heartland Alliance’s National Immigrant Justice Center and the Kovler Center located in Chicago, IL
Outbound Project: “Preventing Labor Trafficking in Armenia through Civil Society Education and Legislative Reform”

FALL 2012

 Jangulyan, Paruyr PhD
Position: Head of Investors Aftercare, Development Foundation of Armenia
U.S. Placement: Office of Wisconsin State Senator Lena Taylor in Madison, Wisconsin
Outbound Project: “Economic development agencies: role in policy making process, further trends and prospective” (Project Information)


Nikoghosyan, Arsen PhD
Position: Docent of Jurisprudence, Chair of Civil Procedure, Department of Law, Yerevan State University; Prosecutor, Corruption and economic crimes department of Prosecutor General’s office of the RA
U.S. Placement: Office of Pennsylvania State Senator Mike Brubaker in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Outbound Project: “Style of Governance: Personal and Professional Relationships”  (Project Information)


Ohanyan, Tatevik
Position: Business Development Associate at QED Group
U.S. placement: Office of Indiana Secretary of State, Secretary Connie Lawson, Indianapolis, Indiana
Outbound Project: “Promotion of effective election administration: Exchange of best practices between the United States and the Republic of Armenia”  (Project Information)


Kirakosyan, Nelly
Position: Legal Adviser, Legal Department, the Central Bank of RA
U.S. Placement: Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulations, Division of Banking in Chicago, IL Outbound project:  “Regulatory Framework and Practical Issues of Residential Mortgage in State of Illinois”


Poghosyan, Arman
Position: Project Officer, Council of Europe Office in Yerevan
U.S. Placement: Legal Assistance Foundation in Chicago, IL
Outbound project: “Revealing Current Problems and Seeking Solutions for Improvement of Access to Justice in Armenia” (Project Information)