Armen Akopyan is a second year transfer student at UCLA School of Nursing, BSN 2021. Born in Moscow, Russia, Armen was as a professional dancer, successfully representing the Russian Federation on European and World Championships during his career. Upon arriving in the United States in 2012, Armen decided on a career transition. He completed his prerequisites at Los Angeles Community College and last year was admitted to UCLA School of Nursing. His passion is children's education and community outreach. Armen volunteers at St. Joseph Center helping the homeless population and volunteers at Reading to Kids. He is the president of Men in Nursing at UCLA, a chapter of AAMN (American Assembly for Men in Nursing), working to bring more awareness about men in the nursing profession. In the future Armen would like to be involved with organizations bringing medical care and health education to communities in need.