Irina Mailyan is an experienced accountant and financial manager with extensive professional experience. She holds a degree in the Management of Automatic Systems. Throughout her career as a Financial Manager, Irina has collaborated with numerous Armenian and international CSOs, dedicating her efforts to promoting human rights and fostering the development of civil society. The projects Irina is involved in prioritize the inclusion of marginalized communities, including women, LGBTQI+ people, individuals living with HIV, and other vulnerable groups in society. Irina has joined the CSN Lab since the day of its foundation.
Harut Tumaghyan is an architect and illustrator who has worked for many years on developing concepts for children’s books. Since 2002, he has designed and developed children’s interactive games and has collaborated with a number of international companies in creating children’s game content. As an illustrator, Tumaghyan has collaborated with Armenian, Czech, German, Ukrainian and Russian publications. He has also developed the concept and visual language for programs for many Armenian and international organizations.
Mariam Yeghiazaryan is a researcher, documentary filmmaker, and journalist. In the "Cultural and Social Narratives Laboratory" she assists the implementation of projects on cultural rights, environment, and gender studies. Mariam received her bachelor's degree from the Faculty of Journalism of Yerevan State University (YSU), and her master's degree from the Caucasian School of Multimedia Journalism and Media Management at the Georgian Institute of Public Affairs (GIPA).
Arsen Abrahamyan joined the CSN Lab in April 2022, as a researcher of projects related to architectural heritage and urban environment. Arsen is an architect who, along with his architectural design activities, also carries out his professional research. His range of interests includes the transformations of urban landscape and their causes, the relationship between city environment and public structures, as well as the social, cultural and anthropological memory of architecture and urban space. Arsen received his bachelor's degree from the National University of Architecture and Construction of Armenia, his master's degree from the NUACA and Polytechnico di Milano, and he is currently working on his PhD thesis, which addresses the layering of Yerevan’s urban landscape and its issues.
Sona Nersesyan is a podcast producer and sound engineer, specialized in the fields of media and culture. In 2022, as a podcast producer, she became a part of the "Cultural and Social Narratives Laboratory” (CSN Lab), actively contributing to projects focused on gender issues. Among various media organizations, she collaborated with the “EVN Report”, assisting in the implementation of several audiovisual projects. Sona Nersesyan graduated from YSU Faculty of Oriental Studies, then continued her studies in Kuwait. Sona is an alumna of the “Hetq Media Factory”.
Shushanna Tevanyan joined CSN Lab in November, 2022 as project manager in the direction of women's empowerment in fragile contexts. Shushanna is a monitoring and evaluation specialist, currently collaborating with both civil society and the government in Armenia. She works primarily in the sphere of social protection and is committed to the principles of evidence-based policy-making, equity, inclusion, transparency and meaningful participation. Shushanna received her MA in Peace Studies from University of San Diego, with an individualized concentration on social aspects of transitional justice practices.