Parinaz Zartoshty, EdD

Director of International Student and Scholar Services; Interim Director of Study Abroad and Away
San Jose State University
2025 Annual Conference Committee Member, IEL KC

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, her Master’s degree in International Relations from Boston University, and her doctorate degree in Educational Leadership (Ed.D) at SJSU. She has served in volunteer positions with NAFSA including Chair-Designate/Chair of NAFSA's Trainer Corps and Region XII's TLS/IEL KC Representative. 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 and the Fulbright IEA Seminar in France in October 2023.