Armenian Assembly of America Welcomes New Intern Zavig Mkrdech

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The Armenian
Assembly of America (Assembly) is excited to welcome their newest intern, Zavig
Mkrdech, who will be working with the Communications Department at the
Assembly’s headquarters in Washington D.C.

Mkrdech was
born in Montreal, Canada and grew up in San Diego, CA. He currently attends the
University of California, Riverside (UCR), and is receiving a Bachelor’s Degree
in Political Science. Mkrdech comes to Washington through the University of
California District of Columbia (UCDC) program, which places students in the UC
Washington Center to take classes and participate in internships throughout the
Capitol.

Interested in
gaining insight into the inner-workings of Armenian politics, Mkrdech hopes to
experience the political process of advocating Armenian American issues on
Capitol Hill.

“Interning
with the Communications Department for the Assembly over my stay in Washington
D.C. will mark the beginning of my involvement in politics and advocacy for
Armenian issues in the U.S. political sphere,” Mkrdech said. “I’m very excited
to be here during the buildup to the 101st Armenian Genocide
Commemoration, and I hope to do whatever I can to help advocate on behalf of
Armenians,” he added.

Along with
his studies, Mkrdech is an active member of various student organizations on the
UCR campus. He serves as the Treasurer of UCR’s Armenian Student Association
(ASA) and Philanthropy Chair of his fraternity, Sigma Alpha Epsilon (SAE). He
was also involved in the local Armenian community, and acted as counselor at
the Western Diocese Armenian Church Camp.

    

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Caption (L-R): Armenian Assembly of America Public Affairs Associate Danielle
Saroyan, Zavig Mkrdech, and Communications Director Taniel Koushakjian standing
in front of the White House.

About Armenian Assembly of America

Established in 1972, the Armenian Assembly of America is the largest Washington-based nationwide organization promoting public understanding and awareness of Armenian issues. The Assembly is a non-partisan, 501(c)(3) tax-exempt membership organization.
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