Parinaz Zartoshty is the director of international student and scholar services at San Jose State University. Besides managing the staff and office and providing regulatory guidance, she is also actively involved in intercultural training for staff and faculty on campus. Parinaz received her bachelor’s degree from Cornell University in government/international relations and her master’s degree in international relations from Boston University. She is originally from Iran and is fluent in several languages including Farsi, French and German. She has been an active NAFSA Trainer Corps member since 2011, presenting at multiple workshops, both regionally and nationally. Parinaz has a passion for international affairs. Her previous work experience includes work with UNICEF and Amnesty International.