Meet Arman, PAAIA’s Latest CHIP Fellow

Washington, DC – PAAIA congratulates our newest Akbar Ghahary Capitol Hill Internship Program (CHIP) fellow, Arman Badrei.

Born and raised in Houston, Arman is a rising junior at Princeton University, where he is pursuing a concentration in Politics with certificates in Journalism and Spanish Language and Culture. He hopes to attend law school after graduation. At Princeton, Arman also writes as a Senior Opinion Columnist with the Daily Princetonian and works to produce episodes for the Policy Punchline podcast.

This summer, he will be working for his hometown Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (D-TX/7). He is looking forward to combining his passion for public service with his background as a writer to help better serve his fellow constituents.

Founded by former PAAIA member and trustee, the late Dr. Akbar Ghahary, the Capitol Hill Internship Program aims to promote increased civic participation among young Iranian Americans by offering college students or recent graduates of Iranian descent the opportunity to get a firsthand look at our nation’s legislative and political process. The program is enhanced by opportunities to network with and receive mentorship from Iranian American staff on Capitol Hill, in the administration, and in non-governmental organizations throughout Washington, D.C.

PAAIA is committed to expanding opportunities for the active participation of Iranian Americans in the democratic process at all levels of government and in the public debate, as well as providing opportunities for advancement for our next generation.

June 12, 2020

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