I was born in Middle East however been in California for 20+ years, mostly in Fresno, Ca and the Bay Area. English is my fourth language. I come from a huge Armenian family and I have two beautiful kids in college and an awesome dog named Picasso. I have worked in higher education for over 13 years and it never gets old to help students achieve their educational goals. I am lucky to be working here at UC MERCED because this is an absolute GEM for our Central Valley students.