Elmira Ayvazyan joined the AUA Center for Responsible Mining as a research assistant in the Climate-Smart Re-Mining Project starting August 2020. The project is funded by Leiden University with funds from the World Bank.
Elmira graduated from the American University of Armenia with a bachelor's degree in Business Administration (BAB '20). During the academic years, Elmira took Environmental Sciences and Sustainable Cities. Through these courses and the mentorship of lecturers, she became passionate about environmental topics.
Through AUA's work-study program, Elmira joined the AUA Acopian Center for the Environment and conducted stakeholder interviews within the Eco-Smart Triangle Park Project. She also worked in a non-profit organization, targeting the rural communities of Armenia with programs focusing on environmentalism and gender equality.
Elmira is currently also an intern at the Office of the Prime Minister of Armenia, assisting with the shaping of Armenia Transformation Strategy 2050.