Dr. Annie Hovakemian is a Los Angeles native, born and raised in the Montrose area. She is a graduate of Providence High School, which is a local high school here in Burbank. She attended California State University, Northridge, where she earned two bachelors degrees, one in biology and the other in psychology. She completed her graduate education at Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, CA.
Dr. Hovakemian rotated through various clinical settings during her optometry school rotations, including a Naval Medical setting, an ophthalmology practice, and two community health centers.
Some of Dr. Hovakemian’s proudest achievements include being a member of Beta Sigma Kappa Honor Society during the entirety of her education at WesternU and her Girl Scout Gold Award. During her free time, Dr. Hovakemian likes to travel and spend time with her family and friends. She has traveled to the 48 contiguous states during her lifetime (by car)!
Dr. Hovakemian is fluent in Armenian and speaks clinical Spanish. She is excited to join the Monji Optometry family and work in the community where she grew up.