Maral Kismetian, MPA, CRA

Grants and Research Administrator  

Maral Kismetian

Maral Kismetian was appointed as a Grants Administrator in 2015 after 9 years as the Grants and Research Analyst. 

She assists the Lyles College of Engineering, the College of Social Sciences, Divisions of Student Affairs and Academic Affairs, Office of the President, Administrative Services and Technology Services with their grant development efforts.

Maral joined the Division of Research and Graduate Studies in September 2006 after five years at San Francisco State University (SFSU) as an Administrative Analyst in grants and sponsored programs. At SFSU, she was responsible for coordination of various grants projects, including NIMH’s Career Opportunities in Research Program, NCI’s U56 Comprehensive Cancer Partnership and the GEAR UP grant.

Maral received her certification as a Certified Research Administrator (CRA) from the Research Administrators Certification Council in 2014.  She has Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and a Master's degree in Public Administration (MPA) from California State University, Fresno.