ANI RUBENYAN

EVENT MANAGER

Ani was born and raised in Yerevan and leads the events management team for DNA. She has graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Economics and a Master's degree in Financial Economics from Russian-Armenian University. Currently, a Ph.D. student at Russian-Armenian University doing research in the field of mandatory health insurance. She started her career in financial dealing (Armenbrok OJSC 2015). Afterward, she took a role at the Ministry of Health within the Armenian government. ‎From the period of 2017-2019 she was as an adviser at the Healthcare Policy Department within the Republic of Armenia government. Currently she serves as an adviser at the Department of Economics and Finance to the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Armenia. She is described by fellow members as sociable, responsible and hard-working.

Ani is fluent in Armenian, English and Russian.

SERZH NERSISYAN

CINEMATOGRAPHER

Serzh is our talented cinematographer. He is twenty-six years old. He lives in the village of Voskevaz in the Aragatsotn province of Armenia. He received his degree from the Yerevan State Institute of Theatre and Cinematography (YSITC). He worked as an assistant to the cameraman from 2015-2018. He also worked as a cameraman at KENTRON TELEVISION in 2019, and then at ArmDaily.am media broadcast.
Serzh has a dream. He would like to reconstruct his house into a sanatorium, as it's near the river where everyone can feel close to the pristine nature and experience unforgettable moments.

VANUSH HARUTYUNYAN

CONTENT WRITER

Vanush is a serving member of Armenia Defense Force’s as a Pilot Engineer in Armenia Air Force.

He is a member of our content team and you will find weekly blogs and articles on topics and themes that inspire him, with his great storytelling and dynamic and objective views his content inspires and attracts attention.

His interests are English language, programming & Swimming.

Vanush is Fluent in Armenian and Russian.

MERI KARAPETYAN

PAINTER. CREATIVE DESIGNER

Meri is a critical member of the creative team, graduating from TUMO - CENTER FOR CREATIVE TECHNOLOGIES Graphic Designer Motion design, 2D animation, Calligraphy and is currently a 4th-year student at Yerevan State Academy of Fine Arts faculty of painting. Meri participated in a DNA youth exchange in Romania, and she loved it so much, that she decided to devote her skills to join us to make a change.

Meri is fluent in Armenian, English, French and Russian.

INNA VOSKANYAN

TRANSLATOR

Inna was born in Yerevan, Armenia and graduated from Yerevan State University, BA Degree in Sociology and then received Master’s degree at Armenian State University of Economics at the faculty of Marketing Communications in 2018.

Currently, Inna works at Grand Tobacco in Armenia and supports our content team with translations of our blog from English to Armenian.

Inna is fluent in Armenia, English & Russian

NELLIE MELKONYAN

CONTENT WRITER

Nellie graduated from Yerevan State University, Faculty of Journalism , and is a reporter for Factor TV , she volunteered for organizations such as Future In Our Hands NGO , Wikimedia Armenia NGO & Aurora Prize .

She is a critical part of our content team and you will find her blogs to be insightful , creative with impacts the reader.

In her spare time you will find Nellie Singing, playing the violin and piano also she is Blogging (YouTube Channel and Instagram) and has a passion for Videography and editing.

Nelli is Fluent in Armenian, English & Russian

CAROLIN SEMERJIAN

CONTENT WRITER

Carolin Semerjian was born in Damascus, Syria in 1994. Young Syrian Armenian painter on the rise with an abstract body of works in which the colors crisscross through short, dynamic brushstrokes and flowing lines are interspersed on the pastel shade patches.

Semerjian earned a Bachelor’s degree from the Damascus University, Faculty of Fine Arts in 2015, meanwhile she is doing her master’s degree at Yerevan State Academy of Fine Arts; the artist developed her skills and undertook several internships in Lebanon, Armenia, Georgia and Romania working alongside with international artists such as Emmanuel Paul Guiragossian and with the late Wajih Nahle`.

Semerjian also works as an art curator and events organizer, meanwhile, she is the manager of ‘Scancelli Gallerie’ and art curator in Yerevan and for the time being Semerjian works as the assistant producer for Biennale 2020 in Yerevan, she also served as an art gallery director at the ‘Musee of Emmanuel Guiragossian’ in Lebanon .

Carolin’s artworks exhibited multiple times in Syria, Italy, Germany, Yerevan and the USA alongside her two solo exhibitions.

Carolin is Fluent in Armenian, English and Arabic

KARINA NIKOGHOSYAN

SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER

Karina was born in Georgia, but when she was 5 years old they moved to Yerevan. She has graduated “Yerevan State College of Informatics” certified in Computers, complexes, systems and networks. Then she graduated with a Bachelor's Degree of Finance & Economy from University of Foreign Economic Relations.

Her career started as a manager in one of Yerevan’s cafes. And currently she is working at one of the biggest pharmaceutical companies in Armenia as a financier. She also has extensive experience in Project Management.

Karina loves meeting new people and learn something new all the time.

Karina in Fluent in Armenian , English & Russian

LILIT KHACHATRYAN

HEAD OF EDUCATION

Lilit grew up in Moscow, Russia and spent there her school ages. But in 2011 she made a decision to move back to her Homeland and pursue Bachelor's degree in Economics in the Russian-Armenian (Slavonic) university.

Being still a student, Lilit started her work experience in one of the most famous and authentic places in the city “InVino” wine store as a manager, supporting customers with right choices.

After accomplishing education, she developed her professional path into completely a new field of PR and Marketing within advertising agency Publicis Armenia. In her work scope was bringing of both creative ideas and well-organized and managed projects under her responsibility (mainly events for EU Delegation to Armenia).

These event management skills were further useful in realization of educational projects for Abakus Armenia which included organization of 2 big competitions on mental arithmetic in UWC Dilijan in 2018 and in AYB school in 2019 accordingly).

However, Lilit's entrepreneurial spirit was searching for an opportunity to bring her own ideas to life and that's how an educational center AbakusHills and a Child Development Center HappyHills came out.

Currently Lilit is searching for opportunities to apply accumulated knowledge and practices into new educational projects from which society can benefit as soon as possible. She is very positive, creative, responsible and hard-working.

Lilit is fluent in Armenian, English and Russian.

Shant Hayrabedian

WEB DEVELOPER, IT SOLUTIONS

Shant is a Syrian Armenian born in Aleppo/Syria. He lived in Syria for 17 years until the war of Syria started in 2012. After that he moved to Yerevan/Armenia in hopes of having a better and safer life in his motherland. He is a student at Yerevan State University in the field of Applied Mathematics and Informatics. In parallel to his university life he is known to be a part-time musician since he has been playing the keyboard for more than 15 years. At first, he enjoyed playing music as a hobby. However, the hours and days of practice led him to work as a musician and get on stage with many musicians in many genres of music. Shant is a very friendly and positive person. He always seeks for the better and always works hard for whatever he wants to do until he reaches his goals. He speaks Armenian, English, Arabic and a little bit of Swedish.

MANE MATEVOSYAN

WRITER. TRANSLATOR

Mane was born in Yerevan, Armenia. She received her BA from the American University of Armenia majoring in English and Communications.

She is a writer, translator and tour guide. Volunteering, books, cultures, people and ideas inspires her to serve for a greater good.

She likes to shoot movies, research topics related to women's rights, spirituality.

LIKA STEPANYAN

TEACHER

Born in Yerevan , Lika graduated with a Bachelor's degree of philology, pedagogy in the field of English language and literature from Yerevan State University and is currently a lecturer at St. Theresa Medical University.

Lika is a driven, organized teacher who develops inspiring relationships with her students. She has a wonderful rapport with people of all ages, especially children. Her ability to connect with her students and her talent at teaching simple concepts, as well as more advanced topics, are both truly superior. She further helped ESL students with English classes, stating her mission to be helping ESLs improve their English and increasing multicultural awareness and social cohesion at the school as a whole Lika's the perfect person to get a group project rolling, but she also knows how to sit back and let others take the lead.

She is driven, engaging, and curious person that helps make our team a lively environment and safe place to take intellectual risks, her responsibilities in DNA is teaching different DNA programs

You will find Lika Traveling, Going to the gym, Swimming, Driving in her spare time.

Lika is fluent in Armenian, English , Russian & German

Hamlet Mnatsakanyan

WEB DEVELOPER

Hamlet is in our IT team at the tender age of 18, and his final year at Polytechnic High School
He is also interested in marketing and likes to read books and watch series. And he has a tremendous passion for music, giving rock concerts with his band as a bass-guitarist․
Hamlet is fluent in Armenian, English & Russian.