1985 B.S. Management, Golden Gate University, San Francisco, CA.
2006 M.A. Humanities, San Francisco State University,San Francisco.
2007- 2009 Humanities Instructor, Diablo Valley College, Pleasant Hill, CA
2010- 2013 San Francisco Teachers Workshop for Ancient Persia, Asian Art Museum of San Francisco
2013-present Santa Rosa Junior College, Santa Rosa, CA
Courses taught at SRJC
Humanities 5- World Humanities
Humanities 6- Humanities in the United States
Humanities 7- Introduction to Humanities
Humanities 8- Comparable Mythology
Humanities 21- Humanities of the Middle East
I am an Iranian American living in San Francisco. I came to the US a few short years before the Iranian Revolution of '79 to pursue higher education. I received my B.S. degree from Golden Gate University in San Francisco. Years later after getting married and having children, I received my master's degree in Humanities from San Francisco State University. I began my teaching career in humanities at Diablo Valley College. Since 2013, I've been teaching humanities at SRJC and enjoying it.
My passion in teaching humanities is to excite students about studying different cultures and to give them new perspectives and new ways of thinking.
- San Francisco Asian Art Museum- from 2012 to 2013- conducting workshops for San Francisco public school teachers about the culture of Iran, which resulted in 2 YouTube Presentations:
- Shahnameh: The Layering of Iranian Identity and Cultural Influences (3/10/2012)