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Mandana and her husband traveled a great deal before choosing to settle in beautiful Peters Hill. Born and raised in Heidelberg, Germany, she also lived much of her life in Tehran, Iran where she earned her B.Arch and M.Arch. Having had the good fortune of being exposed to many different cultures, Mandana enjoys and is comfortable working with a diverse population. She cares deeply about issues such as the economic empowerment of individuals and communities, housing and urban revitalization.

While living in Washington D.C., Mandana volunteered at the AIA/Washington DC chapter’s community design services, where she participated in a research study and created and developed innovative designs for a variety of vending cart and kiosk types for the Downtown Business Improvement District Office. She has also volunteered at the National Building Museum as an instructor, helping junior high school students to use photography as a tool to explore and document their city’s built environment and to develop an understanding of urban design.

As an Architectural Designer, Mandana has worked on a variety of mixed-use residential projects throughout Tehran, Washington, D.C. and Boston. Mandana also holds an MBA with a concentration in financial analytics from Simmons School of Management.