PARISA PIROOZ

E D U C A T IO N
T H E G E O R G E WA S H I N G TO N U N I V E R S I T Y L AW S C H O O L
Wa s h i n g t o n , D C
J.D. Candidate
May 2019
Activities: Director of Communications, International Refugee Assistance Project, 2016-2017
• Working with team to assist overseas clients in obtaining refugee status in the U.S.
GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF PUBLIC POLICY
M.A. in Political Science
Study Abroad: University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan, Arabic language studies (2014)

F a i r f a x , VA
May 2015

GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY
B.A., magna cum laude in Government and International Politics
Study Abroad: University of Oxford, Oxford, England, International Human Rights Law (2012)
University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran, Persian language studies (2011)

F a ir fa x , V A
May 2013

E X P E R IE N C E
EM POW ERED W OM EN INTERNATIONAL
Herndon, VA
Volunteer (08.15-12.15); Trainer-in-Training (01.16-03.16); Co-Trainer (03.16-08.16)
08.2015-08.2016
• Provided entrepreneurial training for refugee women from 15 countries to profit from marketable skill-sets
• Counseled over 50 immigrant women on emotional health, personal development and women’s rights issues
M AKE EVERY W OM AN COUNT
Guinea, Africa
Communications Specialist (remote position)
01.2016-08.2016
• Researched, analyzed and composed sections of a report utilized by the U.N. on African women’s political and
economic statuses for an African women-led non-profit
W ISE & DONAHUE, PLC
Secretary (8.11-08.13); Office Manager (09.13-12.14); Head Paralegal (1.15-7.15)
• Drafted and proofread legal documents; summarized depositions; conducted legal research
• Worked directly with clients on cases; trained new employees

Fairfax, VA
08.2011-07.2015

SISTERHOOD IS GLOBAL INSTITUTE (W LP)
Amman, Jordan
Fall Intern
08.2014-12.2014
• Researched Jordanian laws for human rights attorneys at a Jordanian women-led non-profit
• Acted as a rep when meeting local government officials to discuss grassroots women’s rights advocacy issues
COALITION FOR THE INTERNATIONAL CRIM INAL COURT
New York, NY
Summer Intern
06.2013-08.2013
• Researched and drafted daily news reports; summarized U.N. Security Council meetings related to the ICC;
drafted press-releases on crimes against humanity; corresponded tasks between NYC and The Hague offices
UNITED STATES CONGRESS
W ashington, DC
Winter and Spring Intern, Congressman Wolf
11.2011-05.2012
• Built rapport with constituents in person and by telephone; prepared 20 letters/day on behalf of Congressman
P U B L IC A T IO N S & P R E S E N T A T IO N S
• Guest Speaker, Women in Business Gala, Washington, DC, May 2016
• "Legal Fact Sheet on Forced Pregnancy as a War Crime." Persian Center for Int’l Criminal Law. 3 Apr. 2016
• Private invitation to White House as “trusted voice and leader” in community, March 2014
SKILLS
Language: Fluent in English, Persian; basic in Arabic, French
Cultural: Worked, studied, traveled to 15 countries in Africa, Southeast Asia, Europe and the Middle East

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