WATERTOWN — Tsoleen Sarian is ready for her new role as executive director of Project SAVE, one which dovetails many of her diverse interests as well as professional experience.
Sarian studied history at Merrimack College and is a keen photographer, as well as someone who always wants to “contribute to Armenian causes and issues.”
Project SAVE for Sarian, she said, “is a convergence of all those interests.”
Sarian started working at Project SAVE in 2015 and took over as executive director in May 2017 from founding executive director Ruth Thomasian.
She said, “I want to do a strategic plan with our sup- porters, those that have an interest in us, and build on 40 years’ work. I understand what people value in this organization — the fact that we preserve photos and Armenian life.”
Sarian said that the Project SAVE archives serve as a primary source for recognition of the Armenian Genocide. “It gives a voice to people lost in Genocide. [It shows] that they are not lost and forgotten,” she added. Project SAVE, she said, “tells the story of the Armenian diaspora. We celebrate life in the Armenian diaspora and not just in the homeland.”