• Our Team

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    Ms.Roya Khosrowshahi Chadab

    Co-Director of Art

    Roya Khosrowshahi Chadab was born and raised in Iran. After graduating from high school at Iranzamin, Tehran International School in 1978, she left for the United States to attend Smith College in Northampton, MA where she received her BA and majored in Studio Art. Roya then moved to France for a few years and studied French Civilization at NYU in Paris as well as attended Sorbonne and Ecole du Louvre. Simultaneously, she obtained her certificate of French pastry from Le Cordon Bleu in Paris. Roya moved back to the US in 1985 and worked at The Intrados Group, a consulting firm under the direction of Dr. Fariborz Ghadar for a few years. She married her husband, Wolfgang Chadab in 1990 and eventually created an importing company, EuroCommerce, LLC where she became a marketeer and distributor for several European specialty food companies. Her products were distributed in 23 states and numerous chains across the United States, sold in duty free shops on airlines, and featured in Instyle Magazine.

    After the 2008 recession, she sold her warehouse and decided to close her business. She then went back to pursuing her passion in the arts. She has been painting ever since and has been exhibiting her work both nationally and internationally. She lives in McLean, VA with her husband and has two daughters, Tara, and Nina.

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    Ms. Shekofeh Javanparast

    Co-Director of Art

    Shekofeh Javanparast, moved to the United States in 2003 with her husband and two sons. After graduating Marymount University with a bachelor degree in Interior design in 2014, she began her career at Poggenpohl, a German manufacturer, specializing in luxury kitchen designs based in Washington, DC. Later, Javanparast worked at Department of State and oversaw building operation before transitioning to her current position at Library of Congress, Space Utilization Planning and Design.


    In her spare time, Javanparast teaches sketching and painting to adults. In addition, she taught art to children at the Iranian Community School in Vienna, Virginia.

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    Ms. Marjan Mobasser

    Director of Programs and Programming

    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.



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    Tina Nejand

    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.

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    Ariana Soltany

    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.