What brings you to the GISO Executive Board?
Share a paragraph about yourself
Type of membership
Profession/ Field of Study
Computer Science and Biology
Computer Science and Biology
I have been a member of GISO more than a year ago and I have been actively involved in the outdoor activity, being a board member will help me even more to be involve and work with other members to create more events and programs for the student and young professionals
I moved to USA in 2002 and got my bachelor in biotechnology from Kennesaw state university followed by Doctor of pharmacy degree from Mercer university in 2011, I have finished a year of residency at Northside Hospital and currently working as an oncology pharmacist at Northside hospital. One of my biggest hobbies are hiking and exploring the beautiful nature especially when I go as a group of people!
I would love to serve as a Pournaghshband GISO Executive Board’s member. I have been a part of GISO for the last two years and I am beyond proud of being part of this organization and all of the amazing members. My goal as the Executive Board’s member would be to elevate student’s college experience through social opportunities, outdoor adventures, and overall increasing the energy and happiness. We will make long-lasting friendships as we get along to explore, to relax, and just simply enjoying the life and having fun.
I am a third year undergraduate student at Georgia Tech, studying Biomedical engineering. I am a very adventurous person and have a desire for exploring new places. I am an avid sports follower/player specially soccer, volleyball, football, and futsal. I am a huge Taylor Swift fan and I enjoy watching TED Talks and The Ellen show. I believe I am a great candidate for GISO Executive Board because of my extensive experience as being a leader in Student Government Association(SGA) of my college. I have a passion for reaching the 4 main goals of GISO. Also, my character allows me to work well and communicate with others to contribute to team efforts. I would strive to advance GISO, and I feel that my previous experiences have proven that.
Mahshid Soltani is an Instructor in University of West Georgia. She got her Bachelor degree in Engineering Science (Mathematics-Mechanical Engineering) from University of Tehran, Iran in 2014 . She moved to the United States in 2015 and got her Masters in Applied Mathematics from University of West Georgia.
I am a proud alumni of University of Tehran, spent gold time of my life there and experienced a lot. It was an honor to be a part of different student groups and organizations such as :scientific association of students of Engineering Science and Islamic association of students which isthe oldest and biggest student association that gathered students for different reasons and issues and made a huge difference during the years.
Be a part of different groups brought me experience of holding out many scientific and cultural and political events . Working with students as a teacher assistant and tutor is chance of teaching and learning, not only in scientific aspects but also in improving social skills,
In a very short period of my life I had a chance to be a part of an insurance company and that opened a door to another world and drag out some particular skills of mine.
Last year when I came here, instead of having a hard time feeling homesick(!), I was overwhelmed by the presence of these people… Now, it is my turn 🙂 Besides, there supposed to be some seats for the art students on this board, its a growing society here in Georgia…
I’m an MFA student at SCAD Atlanta, studying Animation. I used to be the president of Science Association of Tabriz University of Arts and a member of this organization at Tehran University of Arts. Since this is a proved fact that people as a team with the mutual objectives can pass the limits and make the (most of!) impossible possible, I decided to be a part of it. What can make me feel better other than being like the ones that kept their eyes on me and helped me while ago.
We are group of Art students with the Idea that when there is a team work wonderful things can be achieved.
This is Marjan Vala. It’s been 1 year and half since I immigrated to the United States. defended my Master thesis one week prior
to move to US. I started working in an Architecture firm
(GreenbergFarrow) as a full time architect.
Since I moved here in Atlanta l was
introduced to Kanoon through one of my
friends.l am one of the two who did the HAFT SEEN
for Kanoon for last two Persian new year. I started cooperating with the group to pick up new coming students from Airport and now as a team member manage and coordinate pick up and settle new students .
As a member of the executive board, my goal would be to help provide both social and professional growth opporttmities for students, especially those who may be new to the US. Drawing from my own experiences, and knowing the resources from which I could have beneﬁtted, my vision is to establish a professional mentoring program through which young professionals mentor their student counterparts with regard to professional issues such as resume preparation, interview simulation, and salary negotiation. In addition, I would like to see that GISO hosts an annual career fair. I also wish to continue to foster the GISO volunteer program and create more opportunities to distribute helpful information throughout the student community on ﬁnancial assistance, housing, healthcare, insurance, emotional support and other issues students commonly face.
Pharmaceutical Analyst and Specialist for
720-bed urban healthcare facility since
Certiﬁed Pharmacy Technician since
Project coordinator for major process change involving 400 emergency medication trays.
– Effective multi-tasking, organization, and problem-solving skills
– Exemplary leadership and teamwork
Excellent command of both Farsi and English languages
Dedicated volunteer for Boys and Girls Club of America
Personal mentor for several newly arriving Persian students
2013 Bachelor of Science graduate of Georgia State University with Double major in Biology and Microbiology
Georgia Perimeter College attendee
– President of Georgia Perimeter College Iranian Student Association
Pharmaceutical Analyst and Specialist
Taking advantage of all the potential opportunities to develop
the bond between Iranians and having a stronger community.Attending GISO events helped me to meet new people and build up strong friendships. That is the reason that I am so enthusiastic to be part of this group and strengthen the relationship among students and young professionals.
I started my Master’s program at Clarkson University in January of 2012 and graduated in December of 2014. Before defending my thesis, I got recruited by a company and moved from NY to GA. I am still working in the same company as a pressure vessel design engineering manager.
I received my Bachelors of Science degree in Civil Engineering and later became an Engineer In Training (EIT). I later decided go to Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School and I’m currently awaiting my Bar exam results.
I am professionally trained in Persian classical instruments, Tombak and Daf, and have been playing them since I was 9 years old.
My friends and family have instilled in me the great values of community service and giving back to others. Thus, GISO is a great way to do just that.
THE LAW OFFICE OF SAEED MAHALLATI, LLC
Structural Design Inc
Comparing the architectural and structural drawings and ensuring of their accuracy
Studying and discussing a design project with the engineers
Consulting with the engineers during the design phase and using their feedback for modification of the design using Auto-CAD
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
My enthusiasm is to bring students and families in Georgia closer together by planning and organizing educational and social events. And my will is to unite the Iranian community in celebration of our great culture. Before starting my professional career, I believe that being part of GISO would be a great opportunity for me to show my passion for sharing my ideas and being involved in organizing events.
I have been graduated from New York University and moved to Georgia for a few months. I’ve got my Master’s degree in Civil Engineering with concentration in Construction Management.
-Excellent organizational skills
-Organized and planned social events for Iranian Students of New York University as a “NYU-POLY” member.
-Helped organizing some of the PCC and GISO events including RED party, GISO Halloween party, GISO outdoor Club Haunted Corn Maze event.