Ms. Hovhannisyan graduated with a degree in foreign languages from the Yerevan State Pedagogical Institute of Russian and Foreign Languages (Bryusov) in 1987.
From 1990-1992 she taught English at the Yerevan Technical College. From 19921994 she taught foreign languages at the Armenian Gymnasium of Moscow. From 19961997 she was a translator for Haytskhakhot CJSC in Yerevan. From 1997-1999 she was the commercial director of Grand Tobacco Armenian Company Ltd. In 2000 she was the executive director of Hayhroushak CJSC and from 2000-2003 she was the executive director of Grand Candy Armenian Company Ltd.
On May 25, 2003 she was elected to the NA from the proportional list of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation and she currently serves on the NA Standing Committee on Foreign Relations. She is a member of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation Faction. She has no political party affiliation,
Ms. Hovhannisyan is married and has two children.