Ms. Marjan Mobasser
Marjan Haghani Mobasser is a graduate of American University and received her Bachelor of Arts in Communications. Prior to Joining IACC, she was a stay-at-home mom for seven years. During that time, she perfected her time management and organizational skills.
She has also worked for renown company, Tiffany & Co for ten years. She is committed to sharing the rich and deep Iranian culture.
Director of Special Initiatives
Tina Nejand is a student at New York University. She is an active member of her community and teaches STEM enrichment lessons for elementary school students, tutors high school students, and offers technology tutoring for senior citizens. She is passionate about and looking forward to sharing her Persian heritage and culture with others.
Marketing & Outreach Director
Ariana Soltany graduated from Tulane University in May of 2021 and is dedicated to pursuing film production. In the fall of 2020, she wrote, produced, and edited her capstone film entirely on her own: a twelve-minute documentary reflecting on her upbringing as an Iranian-American and analyzing the generational differences of how Iranian-Americans view themselves in the United States. She is passionate about using film as an artistic medium to communicate and share aspects about her Persian heritage and culture with others.
Mr. Behfar Bahadoran
Director of Music Institute
Behfar Bahadoran is a musician from Iran and holds his bachelor degree in Fine Arts from Maryland Institute College of Art. He moved to the United States in 2005 and developed his career as a musician and a music instructor in the greater Washington D.C. Area. He has performed at many prestigious venues including the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco, Lincoln Center in New York City, Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., Freer Shackler Gallery at the Smithsonian Museum, Metropolitan Museum of Art, in New York City and many more. He studied violin with maestro Homayoun Khorram at an early age and Iranian percussions and in particular Daf with Ramin Rahimi and Arsalan Sedigh. Behfar has also performed as a percussionist, composer, and tar player (a traditional lute shaped instrument from Iran) with many well-known musicians. He continues his journey in the field of art and music by performing and composing music and creating artwork in different media.
Ms. Sarah Saghar Barzmehri
Co-Director of Art
Sarah Saghar Barzmehri is an artist, gallerist, and curator. She studied art at “Ecole Superior des Beaux Arts”, (fine art school) in Paris, France and graphic design at university of Maryland Baltimore County in Baltimore, MD. For the past 20 years, she has promoted artists and specially, Iranian and Iranian-American artists in Washington metropolitan area.
Ms. Maleknaz Freidouni
Co-Director of Art
For over 15 years, Maleknaz Freidouni's lens has caught that very instance where the spontaneity of life and its journey is captured in a moment of time.
After graduating from the legendary Corcoran College of Art and Design, her career began in New York City before her love for photography, fashion, people, and travel stretched her career all around the globe giving her a unique perspective that translates her work into compelling creations for her clients.
Freidouni focuses on portrait and editorial photography and is currently based in Washington D.C. metropolitan area. She is the founder of Contempo Kids, LLC.