After immigrating to Canada from Iran in late 2004, I further pursued my education and career and I currently hold Charted Professional Accountant designation. I am fluent in both Farsi and English allowing me to better connect with my fellow Iranian-Canadians. I have been working in different areas of accounting and finance for the past seven years including teaching at the Seneca College.
Previously I served as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for the OMID foundation Toronto chapter, a registered charity, which empowers disadvantaged young women in Iran. I have also been heavily involved with the Liberal Party of Canada during the federal election for the Markham-Thornhill, Willowdale and Richmond Hill area. I joined the UN Habitat in 2016 and worked closely with the Executives of the organization to promote and introduce the New Urban Agenda to the leaders of countries across the globe during the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III).
I am compassionate about giving back to the community and have volunteered my time as the Vice President of the Iranian Canadian Congress for the past two years. I am a strong advocate of promoting and protecting the rights, freedoms and interests of all Iranians in Canada while encouraging Iranian- Canadians to achieve unity in order to reach our common goals. During this process, I was able to mobilize our community members around important issues which affects a large number of community members, encouraged them to raise their concerns and to be a part of a democratic process. As a result ICC is now a strong voice for our community. I hope to maintain this initiative if elected for the second term as a board member of the Iranian Canadian Congress.