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


Sustainability Advisory Board Member, Sep 2022 - Dec 2024

City of Lawrence, Kansas, United States


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

Projects:

  • 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

Projects:

  • 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

Projects:

  • 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