Manna was born and raised in beautiful Tehran and she has lived in Oregon, California, and Washington for the past decade. She holds two Master’s Degrees is in the field of education and in her professional life, she has held different management and leadership positions in Higher Education and non-profit organizations. Manna has a deep passion for Persian culture and traditions. Growing up, she was surrounded by family and relatives, and developed a strong love and respect for community and customs. She started working with IACA as a volunteer in 2016 to complete a documentary movie highlighting the priceless stories, challenges, and motivations of different generations of Iranian-Americans in Seattle area. She is excited to join the IACA Board of Directors to take bigger steps towards building community with the IACA team.