LOS ANGELES–As a participant in the Armenian National Committee – Western Region’s 2008 Spring Internship-Externship Program, Lori Keshishian has developed various skills and gained vast experience within administration and development. In addition to assisting with the interns’ voter registration drive, Keshishian has taken the lead in expanding outreach for the IEP.
"It has been a wonderful experience to see how the ANC-WR operates within both the Armenian and American communities," said Keshishian. "The Internship program has given me the opportunity to become more involved in public service and a more active member of my community," she added.
A senior at Ferrahian Holy Martyrs Armenian School, Keshishian has recently been admitted to the University of Irvine where she plans to study Biology.
Keshishian has also been a long time community activist and has volunteered at the ANC-WR on several occasions prior to her internship. While volunteering for the organization, Keshishian learned about the Internship-Externship Program and applied for the Spring session, eager to begin contributing to ANC related initiatives.
The Armenian National Committee – Western Region is the largest and most influential Armenian American grassroots advocacy organization in the Western United States. Working in coordination with a network of offices, chapters, and supporters throughout the Western United States and affiliated organizations around the country, the ANC-WR advances the concerns of the Armenian American community on a broad range of issues.