Nicholas Alahverdian attended Harvard University where he studied Comparative Literature with a primary focus on the Southern Literary Renaissance and British Literature.
Alahverdian received 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 has worked for the Swearer Center for Public Service at Brown University, NBC News, Rhode Island Public Interest Research Group, and YMCA of Greater Providence. He has served on the Rhode Island Disability Law Center Advisory Board.
Nicholas served as a legislative aide to Representative Gordon D. Fox (former Speaker of the House) and former Rep. 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 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.