I received my bachelor’s degree in ‘Urban Planning’ from the University of Art, Tehran. Then, I got my Master of Science in ‘Sustainable Architecture’ from School of Fine Arts, University of Tehran. My bachelor’s project was focused on Urban Walkability and my master’s thesis was about Heat Islands entitled: ‘The Cooling Impact of Green Areas on Their Surrounding Residential Zones, The Case Study of Karaj, Iran’.

Having an educational background both in urban planning and architecture, with an emphasis on energy efficiency, has built me a rather strong platform for analyzing multi-scale urban phenomena from different perspectives, particularly in the area where urban climate changes overlap building energy consumption. I have always felt an urge to use my intellectual curiosity for investigating socio-cultural and environmental issues of new places in order to adopt an even more holistic approach in my fields of interest and take part in building more sustainable cities.