SOAR - Fresno Chapter

SOAR-Fresno was launched in July 2011. With an Armenian population of approximately 30,000 people, Fresno has nine Armenian churches and dozens of Armenian institutions and organizations and is one of the best known self-contained Armenian communities in the United States.


Seroun Mouradian

Seroun Mouradian, a native of San Francisco, joined the SOAR team in February 2020 acting as president of the Fresno, CA chapter. She has a degree in Public Health and works with the County of Fresno as a social worker, assisting families in overcoming day-to-day hardships. Previously, she has volunteered with the California Health Collaborative in assisting with community outreach efforts and was an active member of the Fresno State Public Health group.  She is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in International Relations/Global Affairs at Northeastern University. In her spare time, she enjoys writing poetry, road trips, and baking.

Sarin Wakimian

It is Sarin’s goal to educate, inspire, and to influence children and young adults to believe in endless opportunities. With her education in Political Science and Legal Studies, she aims to bridge her passion of law with her passion of advocating for others, and be a voice for those who are in need of hope and determination.

Amy Jaclyn Gavroian

Amy Jaclyn Gavroian is a Fresno native, where she has lived a majority of her life. She spent 8 months living in Yerevan and Gyumri, interning at for UN Armenia. She has a Master’s in Conflict Studies and Peacemaking, and works with juveneile offenders in making things right with their victims. For fun, you can find her at Chuckchansi Park rooting for Fresno’s new professional soccer team, Fresno FC.

Karina Megerdijian

Karina Megerdijian was raised in Fresno CA, and is currently a student at Fresno State University. Karina is pursuing a Master’s Degree in Psychology with the intention of becoming a child psychologist someday. Her goal is to be a voice for children and create a safe space for them to thrive within the school environment. Karina’s hobbies include: exercising, traveling, and spending time with her family/friends.