Ashiyan Rahmani-Shirazi


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

My current affiliations:

Interdisciplinary Ph.D. student in the Communication & Information Sciences program at the University of Hawaii at Manoa (proposed research on 'use of mobile devices to interact with community radio by women in rural/agricultural communities in Fiji') and working as a GA in the Communications dept. (currently Instructor for COM475-Global Communication).

Volunteer service with, and member of, the Baha'i Faith ( or

Previous academics:

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

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

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

B.Sc. 'International Politics & Computer Science' at Keele University, UK -

Work Experience:

Approx. 18 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 intern at Faculty on the undergraduate Technology program at the University of Phoenix-Honolulu campus, part-time from 2011 to 2013. Lecturer at Honolulu Community College - Information & Computer Sciences program in 2012/2013. In academic year 2013/14 TA & Instructor for COM201 - Introduction to Communications at UH Manoa.


Languages: Intermediate Chinese & Farsi, basic Spanish

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