I was born in Damascus, Syria and grew up there in a small but very ancient Armenian community. I attended “St. Tarkmanchats” Armenian School. After high school, I graduated from the University of Damascus with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature. I moved to the United States in 1999. After settling in LA, I went to Los Angeles Community College, where I took a few child development classes, and Mashdots College, where I earned a certificate in Computerized Office and Accounting. I have worked in many places in Syria and the United States, and I have taught and worked as an administrator in my own school in Syria. I also worked at St. Gregory Armenian Church before I joined the lovely faculty of A.G.B.U. MDS.I am married and have two teenagers.