Aman Ardalan serves as PAAIA’s Digital Communications and Policy Associate. In this capacity he has contributed to several PAAIA initiatives including general web design, the 2020 Presidential Scorecard, #IAVote, #IAsCare, the Civic Engagement Forum, #WriteInIranian, meetings on Capitol Hill, and more. In addition to his position with PAAIA, Ardalan is a part-time student pursuing a degree in Government & International Relations.
Ardalan comes to PAAIA after having lived in San Jose, California for three years, where he worked for various technology companies in communications as well as working for San Jose Councilwoman Sylvia Arenas for a year. Prior to this position, he was a Distributed Organizer for Bernie Sanders’ 2016 presidential campaign in a “Super Vol” capacity.
Ardalan takes pride in his Iranian heritage. His paternal grandfather, Abolfath Ardalan, was an Admiral in the Iranian Navy as well as a former Director of the Iran Electronics Industries prior to the Islamic Revolution. His maternal great great grandfather, Ali-Akbar Davar, was the founder of the modern judicial system of Iran.