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Dickran Khodanian has been ANCA-WR’s Communications Coordinator since November 2017. His job is to manage all aspects of media relations, from developing publicity strategies, marketing campaigns and writing news releases to preparing statements and arranging interviews.

Khodanian recently completed his Master of Arts degree in History with a specialization in Modern Armenian History from Boston University. During his graduate studies, he also spent time working as the Assistant Editor of The Armenian Weekly. Prior to that, he spent 6 months in Armenia volunteering and working with the AYF’s “With Our Soldiers” campaign. While volunteering through “Birthright Armenia,” he worked at the National Library of Armenia, Civilnet News, and the Shirak Regional Museum. He also participated in ANCA’s Leo Sarkisian Internship Program and the Capital Gateway Program in Washington D.C. in 2015.

Khodanian has previously served as the Assistant Editor of the English section of Asbarez News and has also been involved in the AYF on a local and regional level. Born in Fresno and raised in Los Angeles, Khodanian holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History with a minor in Armenian Studies from California State University, Northridge.