Jenny Kiljian received a master's degree in Journalism from the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication in 2004. She completed her undergraduate work at UCLA where she majored in English.
Kiljian has been a reporter, editor and public relations specialist since 1997. She has worked with the Armenian General Benevolent Union; several Armenian-community publications, including Asbarez, the Armenian Observer, the California Courier, the Armenian Reporter, and USA Armenian Life Weekly; ANC-TV, a program started by the Armenian National Committee Western Region; Music Connection Magazine; Mayor Kirk Cartozian of Downey, Calif.; Roger Kupelian and his creative firm Fugitive Studios; and The Experience Project, a social networking site focused on connecting people through their experiences. She has also edited several non-fiction books.
In January of 2007, she returned to Southern California from Boston where she had served for nearly two years as editor in chief of the Armenian Weekly newspaper, and resumed her career as a freelance writer and editor.
From 2008 to 2009, Kiljian worked at Sahag Mesrob Armenian Christian School, where she taught 10th, 11th and 12th grade English and History.
Kiljian has worked with the USC University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) a Childrens Hospital of Los Angeles, where she was a Marketing Specialist and Project Coordinator.
She is currently the copy editor of Yerevan Magazine, an international lifestyle publication.