Bachelor in Political Science, St. Louis University. Master in International Economics and Affairs, Golden Gate University, San Francisco. Master of Science in Environmental Science, University San Francisco.
Graduate, San Francisco Police Academy.
Formerly with San Francisco District Attorney' General’ s Office. Supervisor, District 5 San Francisco Board Supervisors, since 2004, chair government audits & oversight committee, Transportation Authority, vice-chair budget & finance committee, public safety committee. Director San Francisco Nuclear Freeze Zone Coalition.
Member executive board Association Bay Area Government's. Member Children & Families First Commission, Local Agency Formation Commission. Co-founder California Green Party, 1990.
Coordinator Ralph Nader Presidential Campaign, California, 2000. Campaign manager Harry Britt for State Assembly, San Francisco, 2002, Matt Gonzalez for Mayor, San Francisco, 2003.
Member of National Organization of Women, Iranian-American Chamber of Commerce, Harvey Milk Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender Democratic Club.