Florida Armenians Founder & Editor-In-Chief
Taniel Shant Koushakjian is the founder and editor-in-chief of Florida Armenians. He has been a resident of Boca Raton, FL since 1984. His family is a founding member of St. David Armenian Church of Boca Raton, the first Armenian Church built in Florida. He was a member of the first Armenian Church Youth Organization of America (ACYOA) at St. David, and co-founded the Armenian Students’ Association at Florida Atlantic University in 2001.
Taniel Koushakjian spent nearly a decade in Washington, DC as the Grassroots Director and then Director of Communications of the Armenian Assembly of America, the largest, independent Armenian advocacy organization in the U.S. During his tenure in Washington, he was directly involved in the successful passage of several bills related to human rights, genocide affirmation, international religious freedom, appropriations, and national security.
He has published numerous articles and given dozens of presentations on Armenian American issues, U.S. foreign policy, human rights education, Congress, and American politics and elections.
He holds a Bachelor’s in Political Science from Florida Atlantic University, and a Master’s in Political Management from The George Washington University Graduate School of Political Management. You can follow him on Twitter and Instagram @TanielShant.