Mehrnoush Aliaghaei

Mehrnoush Aliaghaei was born and raised in Iran, and moved to the United States after finishing high school. She received her MFA in Film from Columbia University, and her BA from University of California, Berkeley where she double majored in Film Studies and Comparative Literature. While studying at Columbia, she was an instructor of two film history discussion classes for undergraduates. She has also tutored several college students during the past decade and has been with Pardis since Fall 2014, teaching older groups. Mehrnoush is the producer of over a dozen films and is the screenwriter and director of Scheherazade which was awarded Faculty and Jury Selects in 2014 Columbia University Film Festival. She is the co-founder of Virgool Productions, a company that produces promotional videos for small businesses and NGOs.