Hirad is a Persian Studies major and START (Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism) minor at the University of Maryland and was part of the first cohort to participate in the domestic immersion program and complete his Capstone Year in College Park, MD (2014-2015). Hirad is currently finishing his minor and will be working with the UMD Persian Summer Institute in 2016.
Living Arrangement: Persian House (domestic immersion)
Internship: Tavaana (www.tavaana.org) - Worked on translations from Persian to English and conducted research in Persian.
Topics of interest: domestic immersion, Tavaana, Internships, START Program