Seena Fakhimalizad

Seena Fakhimalizad

Denver, CO, USA


Last updated October 9, 2020

One Sentence About Me  

A firm belief in the power of strong interpersonal relations in establishing an interconnected world

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Who I Am  

A Little About Me

Diversity is prevalent throughout the entire world, but human beings also share many fundamental similarities. Despite cultural differences that can be utilized to divide us, we all celebrate ideas of freedom and living life to the fullest, of caring for our families and avoiding the deprivation of our most basic rights. In a time when geopolitical tensions are on the rise, the key to mutual understanding starts with dialogue between individuals. As an open-minded, ambitious, and culturally aware individual who enjoys learning about others and building positive interpersonal relationships, I hope to travel the world, spread the language of diplomacy, and secure a more interconnected world where individuals coexist in mutual understanding. I am an Economics student in my final term of undergraduate studies at the University of California, Los Angeles, minoring in Global Studies. My ultimate passion is the intersection of economic policy and international law, primarily as a means of securing a more interconnected world with better outcomes for future generations.

Interesting Factoid

I was born on the exact same day as my late maternal grandfather.


Languages

Persian/Farsi (native fluency)
Spanish (high-intermediate proficiency)
Arabic (limited working proficiency)

Countries Visited

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Iran
France (airport)
Germany (airport)
Singapore
Malaysia
Morocco
Turkey
Dominican Republic
Mexico
Canada

What I Do  


Professional Experience

UCLA Center for Middle East Development

Research Assistant

• Serve as a member of a research team that explores key subjects for the Middle East within a conflict-resolution framework, including Arab‐Israeli issues, Gulf security, regional business and economics, technological cooperation, arms control, regional strategic cooperation and democratic culture and the media.

Varsity Tutors

Tutor, Economics & Calculus

• Instruct high school, undergraduate, and graduate students in a variety of rigorous subjects, including Calculus, Microeconomics, and Macroeconomics. • Attained a 5-star rating from all clients tutored thus far.
+1 more experience

Professional Interests

International Law
International Relations
Corporate Finance
Public Relations
Economic Growth and Development
Venture Capital & Startups
Marketing

What I Stand For  

Social Causes

Global poverty alleviation
Diplomacy
Immigration Rights
Healthcare Reform
Equality for All
Preservation of democratic institutions & transparency
Black Lives Matter


Volunteer Experience

Farhang Foundation

Los Angeles, California

Mar 2019 - Present
• Non-profit organization that promotes Iranian culture and art. • Volunteered for multiple notable events, including the annual Fundraising Gala and the annual Celebration of Nowruz at UCLA.

Persian American Cancer Institute (PACI)

Los Angeles, California

Jan 2019 - Present
• Non-profit organization aimed at cancer research, treatment, and prevention. • Assisted with the organization and management of the annual PACI Fashion Show hosted at UCLA. All of the proceeds of this 900+ person event went towards Be the Match.
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Education  

School

B.A. – Bachelor of Arts, Economics


Academic Interests

Econometrics
Global Studies
Linguistics
World Politics
American Literature
Foreign Literature
Ethnomusicology (Persian Music)
Development Economics
Macroeconomics
Microeconomics

Extracurricular Activities

Iranian Student Group at UCLA (ISG)
Middle Eastern Student Association at UCLA (MESA)
National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y)