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TEACHINGS AND INVITED TALKS (SELECTED)

Spring 2021

Spring 2021

SPEAKER, PBS

PBS Editorial Standards Webinar: Fairness, Not False Equivalence

Spring 2021

WORKSHOP FACILITATOR, AMERICAN GASTROENTEROLOGICAL ASSOCIATION

Communications in Medicine & Science

Spring 2021

WORKSHOP FACILITATOR, SCIENCE TALK

Winter 2020

PANEL CO-PRODUCER/MODERATOR, WCSFP

Fall 2020

WORKSHOP FACILITATOR, HUBBARD BROOK RESEARCH FOUNDATION

Empathy in science communication especially as it relates to controversial science topics for the Young Voices of Science program.

Fall 2020

PANEL PRODUCER/MODERATOR, JACKSON WILD SUMMIT

Fall 2020

WORKSHOP FACILITATOR, SOCIAL IMPACT WRITERS LAB

Social Impact Writers Lab is a weekend that connects creators with experts to develop powerful pitches of social impact narratives. This workshop was focused on empathy in SciComm and writing characters as warm and trustworthy scientists.

Summer 2020

PANELIST, MIT COMM

Spring 2021

SPEAKER, PBS

PBS Editorial Standards Webinar: Fairness, Not False Equivalence

Spring 2021

Combatting COVID-19 with the Black Community

Panelist "Focusing on scicomm and building trust with black communities to fight inequities that lead to racial disparity in healthcare"

Spring 2021

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Summer 2020

PANELIST, MEDIA IMPACT FUNDERS

Summer 2020

WORKSHOP FACILITATOR, UNC-CHAPEL HILL

Facilitating an interactive workshop in developing empathy skills as scientists.

Summer 2019 - 20

WORKSHOP FACILITATOR, COMSCICON NATIONAL

Facilitating an interactive workshop in developing empathy skills as scientists.

Fall 2019

TEACHING ASSISTANT, NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY

TA for the Media, Communication, and environment course, undergraduate level.

Summer 2019

TEACHING ASSISTANT, NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY

TA for video editing course as a part of the Research Communication Training.

Winter 2019

INSTRUCTOR, NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY

A Compassionate Scientist’s Toolkit: A research credit course for an undergraduate student.

Spring 2019

STORYTELLER, THE STORY COLLIDER PODCAST

A story about a new planet, an immigrant, and breaking a car with one’s knee.

Summer 2018

WORKSHOP FACILITATOR, COMSCICON - IONS

Co-organizing and co-facilitating a science communication workshop.

Spring 2018

TEACHING ASSISTANT, NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY

TA for the Health Communication course, undergraduate level.

2016 - Present

WORKSHOP FACILITATOR, ADLER PLANETARIUM

Quarterly workshops, teaching science communication and storytelling to speakers of the Adler Planetarium's Space Visualization Lab.

Winter 2016

WORKSHOP FACILITATOR, BRAVE INITIATIVES

Public Speaking Skills for young girls interested in social impact.

2012 - 2015

WOKSHOP FACILITATOR, SEPAS NGO

Ongoing workshops for volunteers and professionals in field of cancer advocacy and health communication, located in Tehran, Iran.

2012 - 2015

WORKSHOP FACILITATOR, IMAM ALI NGO

Workshops for volunteers working with children experiencing chronic illness, located in Tehran, Iran.

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COMMUNITY ORGANIZER AND LEADERSHIP (SELECTED)

2020 - Present

DEI CHAIR, COMSCICON

Developing and organizing a support team for diversity, equity, and inclusion.

2019 - Present

PRODUCER, THE STORY COLLIDER

“Story Collider is a non-profit dedicated to true, personal stories about science.”

2016 - 2020

CHAIR AND ORGANIZER, COMSCICON

A workshop series for graduate students, focused on science communication skills. I have been involved with the Chicago flagship as chair and organizer and with the national workshop as organizer.

2018 - 2020

FOUNDER AND FACILITATOR, TEA AND TALK

Mental health support group for grad students at the school of communication.

2012 - 2015

PROJECT MANAGER, SEPAS NGO

Managed and proposed the cancer prevention and palliative care campaign, renewal of Fars hospice’s meditation room, and medical-info translation team.

2012 - 2015

PROJECT MANAGER, IMAM ALI NGO

Managing new volunteers for the play/art therapy sessions at children hospitals.

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SKILLS

ADOBE PHOTOSHOP
ADOBE PREMIERE 
ADOBE AFTER EFFECT
AUDITION AUDITION
VIDEOGRAPHY

HTML
CSS

FARSI (NATIVE)
ENGLISH (FLUENT)
GERMAN (INTERMEDIATE)
ARABIC (ELEMENTARY)

SPSS 
R
ATLAS.TI

OTHER EXPERIENCES

Summer 2017

COPY WRITER, SCIENCE NINJA BOARDGAME

2013 - 2015

GRIEF FACILITATOR, FARS HOSPICE

2013 - 2016

COPY WRITER, WORLD WRITERS

2012 - 2013

COPY WRITER, CREATIVE PRODUCER, MAGNOLIA ADVERTISING AGENCY

2008 - 2014

FARSI INTERPRETER/ASSISTANT, NYT, WSJ, SPIEGEL, STERN, ARTE

2006 - 2007

PHYSIOTHERAPIST, TEHRAN'S PEDIATRIC MEDICAL CENTER