Maria Zakaryan (IR '22, Armenia)

October 14, 2020

Maria is from Yerevan, Armenia. She completed her BA in Media and Communications at the American University of Armenia. She also spent an exchange semester at the University of Salzburg in Austria, studying politics. She has worked in NGOs and UNODC projects and interned at the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Armenia, and the U.S. Embassy in Yerevan.

What is your goal in life?

To have the knowledge that I made someone happier today: whether it is a contribution to peace and development in the community or a random talk with a stranger at the airport.

Why did you choose your particular course of study?

Because I believe deepening my knowledge in IR is the ultimate step for contributing in effective collaboration between countries in the future.

What do you hope to gain from your time at CEU?

Besides having access to world-class education, I hope to be a part of a community of global change makers and meet people that help you believe in the bright future – and act for it.