Sara Anjargolian was born in London, grew up in California, and has lived and worked in Armenia for over 12 years. She graduated summa cum laude from the University of California, Los Angeles with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Public Policy and received a Juris Doctor degree from the University of California Berkeley Law School.
During her legal career in the U.S. she served as trial lawyer with the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. and Deputy City Attorney/Policy Advisor to the Los Angeles City Attorney. Anjargolian co-founded Impact Hub Yerevan in 2014 and served as its CEO for over 5 years until joining the Republic of Armenia's post-Velvet revolution government in 2019.
She also served on the Impact Hub Global Board of Directors for several years. Anjargolian’s tenure in Armenia has included a Fulbright scholarship, lecturing at the American University of Armenia, and working as a multimedia journalist focused on social impact projects. Anjargolian is the former Head of Office/Chief of Staff at the Republic of Armenia’s Office of the High Commissioner for Diaspora Affairs within the Prime Minister's Office, a position she held for over 2 years. During her service, most notably, she designed, implemented, and institutionalized the iGorts fellowship - a program that invites 50 Diaspora professionals annually to serve for one year within the Republic of Armenia government.
Anjargolian currently works as a senior advisor on public sector initiatives in Armenia as well as a consultant with both international organizations working in Armenia as well as local nonprofit initiatives.