Updated: Jun 23, 2021
Rhode Island State Chair Narine Emdjian
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Armenian Assembly of America (Assembly) welcomes Narine Emdjian as the Assembly’s State Chair for Rhode Island, where she will be continuing to work with the New England Armenian-American community.
Emdjian has been working for the Secretary of State of Rhode Island, where she helped prepare for the federal, statewide, and municipal elections. She currently attends Johnson & Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island, where she is pursuing a Master’s Degree in Business Administration.
“I am honored to bring my contribution to the activities of the Armenian Assembly of America and to promote public awareness of Armenian issues in the United States as well as strengthen U.S.-Armenia relations. I will put all of my efforts to enhance the Assembly’s advocacy and outreach initiatives in the great State of Rhode Island,” Emdjian said.
A graduate of Yerevan State University where she earned her Bachelor and Master degrees in Political Science, Emdjian is founder and former president of the non-profit National Center of Young Researchers in Armenia. Established in 2005, the Center specializes in grant writing and searching for potential funding for researchers.
Emdjian started her career in the Press, Information, and Public Relations Department at the Armenian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, where she worked closely with local and foreign media representatives, research centers, think tanks, and nongovernmental organizations.
“I am pleased to welcome Narine to the Assembly’s expanding network of state chairpersons. I look forward to working with her and to supporting her as she advocates across the state and country to advance key policy objectives for our community,” stated Assembly Executive Director Bryan Ardouny.
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 501©(3) tax-exempt membership organization.