Narineh Karimian is an EOPS/CARE Counselor at Mount San Antonio College (Mt. SAC). She joined Mt. SAC in 2018. For the past five years she has also served as an International Student Counselor at Santa Monica College. Her previous experience includes working with first year students in the Pasadena City College Pathways program. As well as, working at the Career Center and the Disability Resources and Educational Services Center at California State University, Northridge (CSUN).
Narineh is fluent in Armenian, Farsi and English. She was born and raised in Iran. When she was ten years old, she and her family immigrated from Iran to the United States. At a young age, she recognized that her family had sacrificed a lot in order to provide her and her brother with better opportunities in life. She views education as a transformational tool and still uses this guiding principle to help motivate her students to use their college journey to discover who they are, what they stand for, and how they can use their education to build the life they desire.
Narineh began her journey in higher education as an EOPS student at Glendale Community College. She later transferred to CSUN where she earned her bachelors degree in Psychology and masters degree in College Counseling and Student Services. Narineh currently lives in Burbank. Her and her husband love to travel and host gatherings with friends and family members.