Maral (she/her) is a public servant who is deeply committed to the advancement of progressive policies that defend and increase opportunities for children, older adults, and current and former foster youth. She serves as the Senior Children and Human Services Deputy for Supervisor Janice Hahn, where she focuses on developing and implementing policies for early care and education, child welfare, social services, domestic violence, issues pertaining to older adults, helping direct mental health resources to small community based agencies, and ultimately working to ensure that the County’s safety net is reaching those who need it the most.
Maral holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology with a minor in political science from UCLA and a master’s degree in social work from USC. At USC, she was a recipient of the Gladys M. Salit Award, recognizing students who demonstrate academic excellence, outstanding field work performance, and exceptional leadership and creativity. She most recently served on the Board of GALAS LGBTQ+ Armenian Society prior to joining the CNM Board.