Category Archives: Staff

Nina Khoshkish

Nina Khoshkish Special Assistant Nina was born in Washington, D.C. At age 10, her family moved to Doha, Qatar where she attended the American School of Doha, an international school that sparked her interest in global affairs at a young age. After a few years, her family returned to the D.C. area where she finished

Andrew Ghalili

Andrew Ghalili Senior Analyst Andrew joined NUFDI as a Senior Policy Analyst in 2023.  After graduating from Johns Hopkins University with an Economics degree, Andrew received his MA in Global Security Studies and his Certificate in Intelligence, also from Johns Hopkins. While in graduate school, Andrew served as a foreign policy intern in the United

Tymahz Toumadje

Tymahz Toumadje Program Associate Tymahz joined NUFDI as a Fall Fellow in September of 2022 and was brought on as Program Associate in March of 2023. As Program Associate Tymahz provides support across the organization, including to the President, for both current and developing programs.  Tymahz was born in Northern Virginia and graduated from the

Navid Mohebbi

Navid Mohebbi Advocacy Director Navid Mohebbi is NUFDI’s Advocacy Director and a long-time democracy advocate and aformer political prisoner in Iran. He has written extensively on Iran’s political and social affairsboth in Persian and English and worked with many civil society organizations in Iran on a rangeof political, human rights, and women’s rights issues. Navid

Cameron Khansarinia

Cameron Khansarinia Policy Director Cameron Khansarinia is NUFDI’s Policy Director. In this capacity, he heads research and writing, legislative efforts, media relations and special projects. He also maintains NUFDI’s relationships with leading Washington policy institutions and on Capitol Hill. Prior to joining NUFDI he lived in New York City and worked at BlackRock Investments. Cameron