March 30, 2021

Aida Ashouri

As a first-generation Iranian-American raised by a single-mother in working-class neighborhoods, Aida Ashouri was motivated at a young age to become a public servant. In spite of a dearth of resources, and prejudice she faced as an immigrant, she went on to acquire degrees from the University of California Berkeley, School of Law, George Washington University, Elliot School of International Affairs, and the University of California, Irvine where she graduated cum laude. Recently, she returned to public service to help small businesses reeling from the pandemic and disaster victims with the Small Business Administration.