Anahid’s fervor for human development began as an undergraduate at UC Berkeley, where she received her Bachelors degrees in both Psychology and Public Policy. She intertwined the study of human development from a micro intrapersonal perspective in psychology, as well as a macro organization perspective through the study of policy, at the Richard and Rhoda Goldman School of Public Policy. She graduated from UC Berkeley early and moved to New York City to pursue graduate studies at Columbia University, where she was recently awarded a joint degree: a PhD in Developmental Psychology, with an M.S. in Applied Statistics. Upon completion of her graduate work, she immediately began her first academic appointment at the University of California at Los Angeles, and is excited to swap coasts, once again. In particular, Anahid is interested in individual differences when understanding cognitive and educational outcomes in children and young adolescents.
Columbia University selected Anahid as an Arthur Zankel Urban Research Fellow in 2011, and re-invited her to repeat the fellowship in 2012. In 2012, Anahid was also deemed a Luys Scholar by the Luys Foundation, a government organization based in Yerevan, Armenia.
Anahid has had extensive teaching and tutoring experience over the years, and has worked abroad in countries ranging from China to Armenia, working with students of all ages. She especially loves working with students one on one and in interdisciplinary fields. Anahid’s personal specialties lie in the fields of psychology, education, economics, and policy. Anahid is proficient in Armenian, Croatian, and is learning Mandarin Chinese.
Alongside her academic career, Anahid enjoys figure skating. Upon moving to New York, Anahid was hired as a private instructor at the Wollman Ice Rink in Central Park, as well as the Chelsea Piers Sky Rink, and could be found coaching young figure skaters on the ice throughout the 2014-2015 skating season.