18209203_10105528929203387_5996788412420880563_o (1).jpgMana Mostatabi is a San Francisco native whose interest in international relations was piqued following Iran’s contested 2009 presidential elections and subsequent crackdown. She recently graduated from Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, earning her Master of Science in Foreign Service with a concentration in Global Politics & Security.

She has a specific focus on Iran, security in the Middle East and North Africa, and nuclear theory and non-proliferation. Prior to beginning at Georgetown, Mana worked at a number of non-profits focusing on issues ranging from human rights in the Middle East to environmental conservation in California. She also holds a B.A. in World Literature and a Minor in Professional Editing & Writing from the University of California, Santa Barbara.