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Nicholas Alahverdian is a lobbyist, social services consultant, and youth advocate. He attended Harvard University where he studied Comparative Literature with a primary focus in British Literature, the Southern Literary Renaissance and the Goethe canon.

Nicholas has held positions with the Howard R. Swearer Center for Public Service at Brown University, NBC News, Rhode Island Public Interest Research Group, YMCA of Greater Providence, and the Rhode Island Disability Law Center Advisory Board. From 2002 through 2003, he served as a legislative aide to Representative Gordon D. Fox (now Speaker of the House) and Representative Beatrice A. Lanzi of the Rhode Island House of Representatives. Of Nicholas, Senator Lanzi has said, “I had the opportunity to work with Nicholas while he was a Legislative Page in the RI House of Representatives. I found Nicholas to be hard working and dedicated. He was very interested in the legislative process and committed to being involved and making a positive difference in the community.”

He is also the recipient of a personal grant from Dr. Stephen R. Covey, author of the New York Times Bestseller “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People.” Without Dr. Covey’s help, Nicholas would have never been able to attend Harvard.

He maintains professional memberships with the Modern Language Association, the American Comparative Literature Association, and the Poetry Society of America.

Alahverdian has been honored by the Rhode Island House of Representatives and has been featured in The Boston Globe, The Providence Journal, The Newport Daily News, The New Haven Register, The Providence Phoenix, and the Associated Press.

He has also appeared on NBC, CBS, and ABC affiliates as well as NPR, BBC, and 630 WPRO.