YEREVAN, Armenia – This month, American University of Armenia (AUA) alumna Mane Tandilyan (MBA ’02) was elected to the Armenian National Assembly as a representative of the Yelq Alliance, where she will assume office on April 27. Ms. Tandilyan will leave her current position as the Deputy Financial Controller at Synopsys Armenia, one of the largest IT firms in the country.
In discussing the role AUA had in her life, Ms. Tandilyan says, “One of the most important things I learned at AUA is that we always have the option of choosing how we want to live our lives and we can always change what we don’t like. All this has shaped my perception and led me to believe that in Armenia we can live a better life and we, the Armenian people ourselves, are able to make the country a better place to live.”
Founded in 1991, the American University of Armenia (AUA) is a private, independent university located in Yerevan, Armenia and affiliated with the University of California. AUA provides a global education in Armenia and the region, offering high-quality, graduate and undergraduate studies, encouraging civic engagement, and promoting public service and democratic values.