Major Gifts Officer, Pomfret School
Mariam Aghayan is a first-generation immigrant from Yerevan, Armenia. She is a graduate of The Fletcher School and Gettysburg College, with degrees in Law and Diplomacy (MA) and Political Science and Public Policy (BA). Mariam is a Major Gifts Officer at Pomfret School, where she aims to solicit funds to increase the accessibility of the school to socioeconomically disadvantaged students and create the best possible opportunities for the future leaders of tomorrow. Mariam’s background as an immigrant and direct descendant of survivors of the Armenian Genocide have ingrained her passion for human rights. She has implemented four international grants (two Andrew W. Mellon grants in Morocco and Greece, one Project for Peace grant in Armenia, and a Tisch International Fellow grant in Armenia) all dealing with various aspects of human rights, specifically women’s access to reproductive rights and education and children’s access to quality education and healthcare. She interned with the Permanent Mission of Armenia to the United Nations, both at Headquarters in New York and at the Offices in Geneva. Mariam is a member of three national honor societies and has led numerous clubs during her academic career. Mariam has a daughter, Arev. Both mother and daughter are trilingual (Armenian, Russian, and English). Both love to dance and, hopefully, will get to travel again once this pandemic subsides.