Susan Mkhikian received her master's degree from the University of Armenia in Applied Mathematics. She worked as a computer programmer in Armenia for ten years before moving to the United States of America. She has been married for twenty-five years and has three children - two boys and a girl. Her daughter is twenty-four years old and will be starting law school in the fall. Her sons are twenty-two and eighteen. The older son is studying psychology and her younger son is studying to become a mechanical engineer. In her free time, Mrs. Mkhikian enjoys going to the beach with her family and shopping - especially for shoes and home décor. She takes long walks in the evenings with her husband and three dogs. Mrs. Mkhikian enjoys traveling to different parts of the world to learn about their culture, cuisine and history. She especially enjoyed visiting Russia, Ukraine and Estonia. She also enjoys returning to Armenia to visit her family and friends. Mrs. Mkhikian loves ice cream and chocolate, and especially chocolate ice cream.