Work Experience

Graduate Research Assistant, Jun 2021 - Present

Institute for Policy & Social Research, University of Kansas, United States

Assistant to Professor Rachel M. Krause

  • Project: Dealing with disruption: Investigating the micro-level underpinnings of city response to the climate crisis

  • Activities: Data collection, survey instrument development, survey modeling in Qualtrics, managing dissemination of surveys, building and analyzing statistical models, writing conference and journal papers, presenting at conferences

Summer Fellow, May 2022 - Aug 2022

KU Center for Undergraduate Research, University of Kansas, United States

  • Assisting with the Emerging Scholars program, engaging minority & low-income undergraduate students with research

Intern, Jun 2020 - Apr 2021

EnTech Engineering PC, NYC, United States

  • Assisting BIM Team

Graduate Assistant, Jun 2019 - May 2020

Smart Energy Design Assistance Center (SEDAC), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States

  • Developing climate action plans

  • Performing building energy analysis; wastewater treatment plant analysis; GHG emissions, and solar analysis

  • Energy code support

  • Conducting investigations of energy use in buildings and construction types

Co-founder, CEO, Jul 2017 - Aug 2019

Paydar Andish Sayan Company (LLC), Tehran, Iran


  • Collaboration with the Organization for Development, Renovation, and Equipping Schools of Iran to develop a sustainable building assessment system for schools.

  • Collaboration with Iran Insurance Company to develop building assessment models to determine insurance rates for buildings with various risk levels.

  • Negotiation with the Road, Housing & Urban Development Research Center, Ministry of Road & Urban Development, Iran, and HQE, the French certification, to develop a national rating system for sustainable buildings in Iran.

Architect, Assistant Construction Superintendent, Apr 2016 - Aug 2018

Kanisavaran Architectural Group, Tehran, Iran


  • Lomenz Restaurant/ Construction Document Preparation

  • Shila Chain Restaurant, Tirajeh Branch/ Interior Design, Construction

  • Shila Chain Restaurant, Palizi Branch/ Interior Design, Construction

Architect, Assistant Construction Superintendent, May 2014 - Jun 2015

Tajang Ista Architectural Group, Tehran, Iran


  • Buon Cibo Italian Restaurant/ Interior Design, Construction

  • Douran Group Managers` Offices/ Interior Design, Construction

  • Carpet City/ Food Court Interior and Furniture Design

  • Nirou Trans Company`s Booth, Tehran International Exhibition/ Design and Construction