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Arsen Shirvanyan is responsible for executing the legislative strategy of the ANCA-WR, building and cultivating working relationships with local and regional elected officials, as well as overseeing the ANCA-led initiatives such as HyeVotes and Census2020.

Prior to joining ANCA-WR, Shirvanyan worked as campaign organizer for Beto O’Rourke in Houston, Texas. Shirvanyan was also a Fellow at Coro Fellowship in Public Affairs in San Francisco, where he worked on various projects for institutions such as the American Civil Liberties Union – Northern California, AFSCME Council 57, City of Oakland, Pacific Gas & Electric, as well as Boys and Girls Club of San Francisco.

Shirvanyan has worked on several campaigns, including as campaign manager for Rafi Manoukian’s City Council campaign . He additionally interned for Speaker Nancy Pelosi and then-Senator Barbara Boxer of California.

He holds a B.A. degree in history from the University of California, Berkeley and is currently an M.A. candidate in Government Studies at Johns Hopkins University’s Advanced Academic Program.