Mari was born and raised in Birmingham1 with her parents and her younger sister, Alis. Her parents’ families both arrived in Michigan from Ellis Island1 and ultimately settled in the Detroit area due to the promise of jobs and a vibrant Armenian-American community. Education and public service has always been a priority for Mari’s family.3 Through Mari’s experience and her various volunteer roles, she has been committed to public service and bettering her community.1 While studying at the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University,1 she also interned for then-Congressman John Dingell,1 the Council on Foreign Relations,3 and for Ambassador Samantha Power at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations.1 More recently, Mari worked in the Office of English Language Programs at the U.S. Department of State.3 Through her experience working with foreign and civil service officers, Mari strived to serve her community and advocate for those around her.3

Mari was born and raised in Birmingham1 with her parents and her younger sister, Alis. Her parents’ families both arrived in Michigan from Ellis Island1 and ultimately settled in the Detroit area due to the promise of jobs and a vibrant Armenian-American community. Education and public service has always been a priority for Mari’s family.3 Through Mari’s experience and her various volunteer roles, she has been committed to public service and bettering her community.1 While studying at the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University,1 she also interned for then-Congressman John Dingell,1 the Council on Foreign Relations,3 and for Ambassador Samantha Power at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations.1 More recently, Mari worked in the Office of English Language Programs at the U.S. Department of State.3 Through her experience working with foreign and civil service officers, Mari strived to serve her community and advocate for those around her.3

Mari’s Accomplishments:


  • Worked in the Office of English Language Programs at the U.S. Department of State2
  • Completed graduate studies in Global Communication1
  • Experience working in the Office of eDiplomacy2

Mari Manoogian has always been committed to working across the aisle to get things done for our community.

Mari has always believed in:


  • Cleaning up toxic pollution to ensure safe drinking water4
  • Investing in early childhood education and grades K-12
  • Fixing our crumbling roads and bridges
  • Reducing gun violence in our schools

to join the fight for progress!