Born in Fresno, California, Paula Devejian lived there until 2001, when she moved to Armenia. In the US, she worked in the private sector in various administrative and managerial positions, and volunteered in the non-profit sector. She currently serves the Armenian Church as the Director of Internet Development at the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin. She is also on the board of the Yerevan-based Civic Development and Partnership Foundation.
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