Where are you originally from: All over! Born in Tehran, Iran; Childhood - Orange County, California; Baltimore, Maryland.
What brought you to Washington, DC: Soon after college, I moved to Northern Virginia to pursue a career in federal technology sales. I also wanted to live closer to my sister and best friend. I recently bought a condo in Arlington and the location is amazing. I love Clarendon and it’s just a bike ride away from the city!
School/Career: I went to college at West Virginia University where I graduated with honors studying Biology. I am currently applying to graduate school programs in the DC region for a master’s degree in Leadership.
Hobbies: Traveling (both abroad and all around the US. My favorite locations are South Africa and Paris). I love to ski and hike. I do at least two big ski trips per year and I go to Billy Goat trail as often as possible when the weather is nice. I love white water rafting and I would like to spend more time camping. I am a biker and I love SoulCycle classes. I am an avid reader of the classics (Pride and Prejudice, Jane Eyre, Anna Karenina etc.). Big fan of the arts and movies (regular at the Kennedy center and Shakespeare theatre as well as Sundance Film Festival).
Women who inspire you: My sister, Ivanka Trump, Ayn Rand, Sheryl Sandberg, Oprah.
Favorite motivational quote: “You’ve always had the power my dear, you just had to learn it for yourself.” Wizard of Oz.
Why is it important for you to be part of Lipstick Sister: I am passionate about promoting strong woman leadership in our world. Additionally, I believe community and sisterhood is so important to having a fulfilling life. In my opinion the amount of happiness in your life is directly proportional to the quality of your relationships and the amount you contribute to the world. I am excited to make some new friends and learn about how I can start giving back to the group and my community. Friends who will always be there for you is really what life is all about.
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