2012 PAAIA Mentors
PAAIA is grateful to the mentors who have dedicated their time and energy to inspiring and guiding the next generation of Iranian Americans! From industry leaders in the technology and medicial professions, to top lawyers and judges, PAAIA mentors strive to illustrate the ways they have achieved success to the next generation.
Maj Mirmirani - Professor & Dean of the College of Engineering, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, FL
Afshin Molavi - Senior Fellow at the New America Foundation, Washington, D.C.
Alireza Nader - International Policy Analyst at the RAND Corporation, Washington, D.C.
Vali Nasr – Dean of the Johns Hopkins University’s Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies and Former Senior Advisor, Obama Administration, Washington, D.C.
Karim Sadjadpour - Associate, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Washington, D.C.
Sahar Javedani - Choreographer, Teacher and Arts Administrator, New York, NY
Pouria Abbassi - General Manager & CEO, Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, CA
Morteza Baharloo - Chairman and Co-Founder, Healix, Inc., Houston, TX
Nazie Eftekhari – Founder and CEO of HealthEZ, Minneapolis, MN
Forough Hosseini – Senior Vice President of Information Systems, ICI Homes, Daytona Beach, FL
Nikki Iravani - Founder and CEO of Global EyeVentures, San Francisco, CA
Yousef Javadi – Co-Founder, President, and CEO, LTN Global Communications, Washington, DC
Saeed Manii - Senior Director, AT&T Broadband Services Care Transformation, New York, NY
Hamid Moghadam - Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, AMB Property Corporation, San Francisco, CA
Francis Najafi - Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Pivotal Group, Phoenix, AZ
Hamid Biglari - Vice-Chairman, Citicorp|Citigroup, New York, NY
Tamilla Ghodsi - Managing Director, Goldman Sachs & Co., New York, NY
Guity Javid - Founder and Presidennt of Hutton Capital
Laya Khadjavi- Senior Advisor at ICE Canyon
Faraz Parhami - Vice President and Trading Strategist, Goldman Sachs, New York, NY
Faryar Shirzad - Global Head of the Office of Government Affairs (OGA), Goldman Sachs, Washington, D.C.
Cyrus Amir-Mokri - Assistant Secretary for Financial Institutions, United States Department of the Treasury
Ramin Asgard - Senior US Department of State official, Washington, D.C.
Mina Amir-Mokri - Partner, Wildman, Harrold, Allen & Dixon LLP, Chicago, IL
Robert S. Babayi - Partner, Venable LLP, Washington, D.C.
Susan Etezadi (personal capacity) - Judge, Superior Court of California, San Mateo County, CA
Babak Hoghooghi – Lead Counsel for Energy & Project Finance and Senior Corporate Counsel at Clearspire Law Co., Washington, D.C.
Nahal Iravani-Sani - Deputy District Attorney, Santa Clara County, CA
Gita Khadiri - Senior Tax Counsel, Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney LLP, San Diego, CA
Nili T. Moghaddam (Personal Capacity) - Assistant United States Attorney, Criminal Division of the United States Attorney's Office, Los Angeles, CA
Ali Mojdehi - Partner, Cooley LLP, San Diego, CA
Karen Ostad - Partner, Morrison & Foerster LLP, New York, NY
Rodin Rooyani (personal capacity) - Judge, U.S. Immigration Court, Los Angeles, CA
Ashley Tabaddor (personal capacity) – Judge, U.S. Immigration Court, Los Angeles, CA
Shahrzad Ardalan – Producer and Host, KIRN Radio Iran, Los Angeles, CA
Hooman Khalili - Morning Show Radio Personality, Alice Radio 97.3 FM, San Francisco, CA
Mariam Khosravani - Executive Director, Coastline Community College Foundation, Fountain Valley, CA
Shirin Rahimian – Board member, ME/SE Asia/UC Davis, IAPAC, and Shifa Clinic, Sacramento, CA
Science and Medicine
Ali Douraghy - Science Diplomacy Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Washington, D.C.
Majid Fateh, MD – Reproductive Endocrinologist, New York Fertility Institute, New York, NY
Mohammed Kashani-Sabet - Director, Center for Melanoma Research and Treatment, California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco, CA
Firouz Naderi - Director for the Solar System Exploration Directorate at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Los Angeles, CA
Pardis Sabeti - Assistant Professor, Center for Systems Biology and Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Reza Behforooz - Engineering Director on Google+, Google, Inc., San Francisco Bay Area, CA
Jamsheed Ameri - Co-founder and President, Kinsel Ameri Properties, Inc., Lake Oswego, OR