Meet the Board
Christine Megerdichian

A neurobiology concentrator and a
member of the class of 2007, Christine spent the past summer doing cancer research at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX. From there she traveled to Yerevan, Armenia, where she worked with professors from the Harvard Graduate School of Public Health and doctors from California on measuring the effectiveness of anti-smoking advertisements. There, she gave talks to groups of college students as well as physicians on the effects of smoking, and provided translated materials for both patients and physicians. Upon graduation, Christine hopes to go on to medical school and pursue a career in Pediatric Oncology. She has high hopes that by the time she graduates, the Harvard Armenian Society will have established itself as a prominant part of the Harvard community, continuing to contribute to intercultural relations on campus and off.

Members of the Harvard Armenian Society

Musa Al Haj Ahmad
Araksya Azizyan
Aram Demirjian
Karoun Demirjian
Emily Robyn Van Dyke
Anthony Ekmekjian
Rachel Flynn
Raffi Melkonian
Dan Nalbandyan
Alexandra Ohanian
Rina Onur
Raymond Palmer
Lori Santikian
Chris Sarokhan
Lara Setrakian
Sam Takvorian
Alison Tarbell
Christine A. Telyan
Nicholas Topjian
Katie Zacarian
Arie Zakaryan

Arie is a Junior Lit Concentrator in Mather House and will probably be specializing in 20th century Latin American literature and film. Some of his activities include Room 13, CHI, and performing in musicals. This past summer Arie, along with 31 other young Armenians, was chosen to participate in the Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU) New York Summer Intern Program (NYSIP), and Arie interned at the Columbia University-New York State Psychiatric Institute as a research assistant. For the past two summers he has been a camp counselor at Hye (which translates into “Armenian”) Camp.

Nina Karoon Kouyoumdjian
Vice President

Nina is in the graduating class of 2008. She is orginally from San Francisco, California, where she was very active in the Armenian Community, being a member of ACYO, Hometemen, and the Armenian International Women's Association. At Harvard, Nina is majoring in Government, in hopes of attending law school. Nina also plays water polo at Harvard.She plans to go to Armenia next summer to volunteer in the outer villages of Yerevan. By being active in the Harvard Armenian Society, Nina hopes to spread awareness of the Armenian culture, as well as helping Armenian students find other students they can share their unique culture with.

Shant Hagopian

Armen Yerevanian
Activities Chair

Jonathan Collette

Jon is a junior in Leverett House, pursuing a joint concentration in Computer Science and Economics. In addition to working with the Harvard Armenian Society, he is active in the Harvard Investment Association and Harvard Computer Society, and works on campus as a User Assistant. He hails from Worcester, MA and enjoys hiking, canoeing, running cross country, spending time with his family and cats, and taking long walks through beautiful Boston. This summer he is interning for EMC Corporation in Hopkinton, MA.