By Siranush Khachatryan
Special to the Mirror-Spectator
WATERTOWN, Mass. — This town, which is second only to Glendale, Calif. when it comes to its population of Armenian descent, is also home to the only museum dedicated to all things Armenian in the US, the Armenian Library and Museum of America (ALMA).
The newest member of the staff there is Viktoria Kirakosyan, who recently was named exhibit and program director.
Kirakosyan was born in Yerevan, but she is not unfamiliar with Massachusetts; she studied at Simmons College in Boston, from which she graduated with joint degrees in economic and computer science.
“The funny thing is that the only reason I studied and graduated with those degrees was because I knew I was going to go back to Armenia where there are the most jobs available in those fields. I wasn’t very interested in either of them though. I’ve always considered myself more of a creative
type of person, and always imagined that the ideal fields for me to work in were marketing and