Danielle Saroyan Ashbahian is the Supervisory Public Affairs Officer at the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, overseeing the Communications and Congressional Departments. Before joining USCIRF, she was the Director of Communications at the Armenian Assembly of America. Prior to that, she was the Layout Editor at the Public Diplomacy Magazine and worked at the Los Angeles Consular Corps. She has had previous experience at the office of former U.S. Congresswoman Janice Hahn, the United Nations Department of Public Information in Armenia, the Lebanese Consulate in Los Angeles, and the San Francisco Ethics Commission.
She holds a Master of Public Diplomacy from the University of Southern California, and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of San Francisco with an International Studies major, a Global Politics & Societies concentration, and French Studies, European Studies, and Legal Studies minors.