Navid Mohebbi

Navid Mohebbi is NUFDI’s Policy Director and a long-time democracy advocate and a former political prisoner in Iran. He has written extensively on Iran’s political and social affairs both in Persian and English and worked with many civil society organizations in Iran on a range of political, human rights, and women’s rights issues. Navid is […]

Tymahz Toumadje

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 University of Virginia in […]

Nina Khoshkish

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 high school and began […]

Andrew Ghalili

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 States Senate. Andrew was […]

Mina Noorbakhsh

As Creative Director, Mina brings over 10 years of real world experience and knowledge in graphic design, video animation, illustration, web design, audio, and musical performance. She adds a creative spark and spunk to every brand she touches. She packs a punch in all her designs with dynamic compositions and smart graphic insight. Having worked […]

Cameron Khansarinia

Cameron Khansarinia is NUFDI  Vice President, having previously served as Policy Director where he led research and writing, legislative efforts, and media relations. As Vice President, he has led efforts to expand NUFDI  team from a nearly all-volunteer team with limited staff into Washington’s leading Iranian-American organization with a full-time staff. He leads the organization’s […]

Saeed Ganji , Ph.D., Sc.D.

Saeed Ganji was born in Tehran, Iran. He came to the United States to study in 1973 advancing his education by receiving a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering (1978), M.S. degree (1981), and Doctoral of Science degree (Sc.D.) in Power Systems, Transmission and Distribution (1988) from George Washington University. He has also completed his Ph.D. […]