Director of Community Programs & Compliance
Marina Harutyunyan is a proud member of Habitat for Humanity with years of experience in development and relief work. Through her previous jobs in nonprofits, she contributed to youth and women empowerment in the rural areas of Armenia. Marina has a master’s degree in International Relations from University of Denver in Colorado. She also has a master’s degree in English Language and Literature from her home country. She previously worked for United Nations, Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, and Heifer International. Prior to moving to the USA, Marina lived in Moscow, Russia, where she worked with nonprofits to advocate for social justice and human rights.
At Habitat for Humanity, her current position gives her an anticipated platform to continue helping people and addressing the needs of struggling communities in Fresno and Madera. Marina is familiar with Habitat’s work from back home as she witnessed how their projects changed human lives in a developing country. She is dedicated to Neighborhood Revitalization efforts and holds a deep belief that with the joint efforts of Habitat’s team, there will be only sustainable, diverse, and vibrant communities in Fresno and Madera.
Born and raised in Armenia, Marina is proud to embrace her diversity and ethnic heritage in connecting with people around the world and locally! Marina is happily married with one son and daughter.