Ashiyan Ian  Rahmani-Shirazi

Citizenship:

British-born Citizen of Persian descent & US permanent resident.

My current affiliations:

Interdisciplinary Ph.D. student in the Communication & Information Sciences dept. at University of Hawaii at Manoa (proposed research on 'use of mobile devices/multimedia by women in agricultural/rural development in the Pacific') and working as a TA in the Communications dept.

Volunteer service with the Baha'i community (www.bahaihawaii.org)

Faculty on the undergraduate Technology program at the University of Phoenix in Honolulu, part-time.

Previous academics:

Matriculated(Enrolled) into M.Sc., awarded PGDip. 'Software Engineering' (part-time) at Kellogg College, Oxford University - www.kellogg.ox.ac.uk & completed M.Sc. thesis (pass) on cyber-security for a UN affiliated faith-based NGO.

'Affiliate scholar' at the East-West Center, www.eastwestcenter.org, in Honolulu from October 2011 to September 2012.

M.A., with merit, in 'The Chinese Business World' at SOAS, University of London - www.soas.ac.uk.

B.Sc. 'International Politics & Computer Science' at Keele University, UK - www.keele.ac.uk

Work Experience:

Approx. 15 years working experience, including IT projects (Security, Web, UAT, Business Development etc.), ESL teaching & with both for and non-profit organizations, including 7 years living in China (University teaching & studying Chinese) & 1 year in Mexico (web internship at www.cimmyt.org). Lecturer at Honolulu Community College - Information & Computer Sciences program in 2012/2013.

Other:

Languages: Intermediate Chinese & Farsi, basic Spanish

Hobbies: Traveling, singing, swimming, yoga, hiking, writing, reading, audiobooks & playing football(soccer)/tennis & with gadgets, including social media/pod & vod-casting projects.