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Rose Aristakessian

Class of 2009

Rosie is a Class of 2009 alumna. After KZV she attended Mills High School in Millbrae, graduating in 2013. She worked hard and was accepted to the University of Southern California and earned her undergraduate degree in Psychology and minored in Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy. She graduated USC in 2018.

Growing up Rosie loved playing sports. She was a member of Homenetmen San Francisco and played basketball on the girls' team. She also played basketball and swam for her high school team, The Vikings. Rosie participated in the Mentor's Club. It was an all-girls club that focused on empowerment and career exploration. She loves to cook, bakes cakes, takes her dog for long walks, and travels when she can!

Currently, Rosie is attending New York University working on her Master's degree in Communicative Sciences and Disorders to practice as a Speech Language Pathologist upon graduation. She chose this path because she believes that communication is so fundamental to human connection and to be able to help individuals find the most functional form of communication, for them, is most rewarding. She says that often the inability to speak is mistaken for the inability to think. She wants to remind people that communication is not just through verbal means but also happens through body language, facial expressions, and gestures. She loves that she can work with people of all ages, in different settings, and in different areas that interest her within the field such as speech, language, feeding/swallowing, and cognition.

What she loved about KZV were the friendships she made and the love and appreciation for her language and culture that was instilled in her and shaped who she is today.

Rose Aristakessian



Armenian School

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