Parinaz Zartoshty

Director of International Student and Scholar Services
San Jose State University
KC Teaching, Learning & Scholarship and KC International Education Leadership, Region XII

Parinaz Zartoshty is the Director of International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) and Interim Director of Study Abroad and Away (SAA) at San Jose State University (SJSU). She is responsible for the strategic direction and operations of the ISSS and SAA departments. Parinaz entered the field of international education after having worked for Amnesty International, UNICEF and other smaller nonprofits, both in the U.S. and internationally. 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 currently pursuing her doctorate degree in Educational Leadership at SJSU. She was the Chair-Designate/Chair of NAFSA's Trainer Corps for 2018-2019. Parinaz has presented multiple sessions and workshops, at both regional and national conferences. She was a participant in the Fulbright Japan IEA Seminar in June 2018.