Mariam Khorenyan

New York University, School of Professional Studies

MS in Global Affairs, Transnational Security

Mariam Khorenyan was born in Yerevan, Armenia and immigrated to Los Angeles, CA when she was thirteen.  She pursued her passion for public service while earning her Bachelor of Arts in Justice, Law and Criminology from American University in Washington, DC.

Alongside her studies, Mariam interned at the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties where she worked on civil rights complaints filed by detainees held in ICE custody. She also interned at the D.C. Public Defender Service as an Intern Investigator and at the Executive Office of the President as a Learning and Development Intern. In her last semester at American University, Mariam served as a Pathways Intern at the Department of Justice’s Office of International Affairs working on international prisoner transfers.

Throughout her studies and professional experiences, Mariam developed an interest in conflict resolution, focusing on how the international community can work together to address humanitarian crises through international development. She joined the Peace Corps as an English Education & Youth Development Volunteer in the Republic of Georgia. While in the Peace Corps, she co-established the first ever Intercultural Conference for Youth which brought together Georgian, Armenian, and Azeri youth to speak about intercultural conflict, inclusion and diversity.

Mariam is enthusiastic about joining the USAID community and is looking forward to combining her passion for public service and conflict resolution as a Crisis, Stabilization, and Governance Foreign Service Officer.

Mariam is an ardent lover of films and an adventurer at heart.