USC Policy Fellows

In the framework of the Los Angeles—Yerevan Sister City relationship, the USC Institute of Armenian Studies has initiated the POLICY FELLOWS PROGRAM, in collaboration with the office of Los Angeles City Councilmember Paul Krekorian and the office of Armenia’s Deputy Prime Minister Tigran Avinyan.

The Program selects and places mid-career professionals from Armenia in policy planning positions throughout the City of Los Angeles to learn from and contribute to the process of improving lives in both cities. In addition to their work with the City of Los Angeles, the fellows will benefit from the unique positioning and academic resources available at the University of Southern California.


Spring 2020 Fellow

Ani Rubenyan
Health Ministry of Armenia


Fall 2019 Fellows

Hayk Mayilian
Ministry of Culture of Nagorno Karabakh

Armine Chakhalyan
Office of the Deputy Mayor of Yerevan


Spring 2019 Fellows

Andranik Tevosyan
Water Committee at Armenia’s Ministry of Energy, Infrastructures and Natural Resources

Lusine Dayan
Assistant to the Chief of Staff of Armenia’s Prime Minister


Fall 2018 Fellows

Davit Shindyan
Department of Sanitation

Anna Aktaryan
Department of Public Works