Nicholas Alahverdian is first and foremost a survivor. As a young man, all Nicholas wanted was an education. Unfortunately, due to being an orphan, he was moved from city to city. After his employment with the House of Representatives, he became the youngest lobbyist in the history of the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations. Nicholas fought for a stable school placement but was refused one on the basis that he was in foster care and did not live in a single school district. When he began to inform lawmakers of the abuse in DCYF care, Nicholas Alahverdian was shipped out of state to Florida and Nebraska where he was allowed to contact no one for over two years. Nicholas later went on to study at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.