SAN FRANCISCO—The Krouzian-Zakarian Vasbouragan School Administration and School Board announced that the 33rd annual KZV Banquet will take place on November 2 at 6:30pm at Khatchaturian Armenian Community Center- Saroyan Hall. The banquet will highlight the school’s accomplishments over the past year and present its vision for the future. The keynote speaker for the evening is Dr. Alina Dorian, Principal at Rose and Alex Pilibos Armenian High School in Los Angeles. Entertainment will be provided by Element Band.
Dr. Dorian received her Bachelors of Science degree from the University of California, Los Angeles in Biology, with an emphasis in Botanical Sciences and her Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University, School of Hygiene and Public Health in International Health, Health Systems Management.
Dr. Alina Dorian has spent a good part of her professional career as an educator, as a director for numerous grants and as a project manager for full-scale systems restructuring and development. For the past ten years, Dr. Dorian has been a professor and the Assistant Director of the Center for Public Health and Disasters at the University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Dorian also serves as a lecturer for the Loma Linda University and is a trainer to the State and Local Public Health Departments and other governmental agencies.
Apart from her professional career, Dr. Dorian has been an active member of our community. She has received her pre-school and elementary education at the Rose and Alex Pilibos Armenian School and then continued her middle and high school education at Holy Martyrs Ferrahian Armenian School. As a youth, she was an active member of both the Armenian Youth Federation (AYF) as well as Homenetmen. Dr. Dorian has been working in Armenia and in particular, Karabakh, for the past 16 years. She authored Karabakh’s first National Health Plan in 1996 and was later conferred a medal from the Honorable Arkady Ghoukassian for her substantial contribution in the development of the social sector in Nagorno Karabakh.
Dr. Dorian has worked closely with Prelacy Armenian Schools in their emergency preparedness and response programs. For the past 2 years, she has served as the Principal at Rose and Alex Pilibos Armenian School propelling the school into the 21st century with innovative ideas and implementing new academic measures of excellence.
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