Oldouz Dehghan was born and raised in Karaj, Iran. She is from an Azerbaijani family and grew up bilingual (Farsi and Azerbaijani/Turkish). Her passion for language led her to a Bachelor’s degree in German language from Tehran Azaad University. She received a master’s degree in Middle Eastern Studies from CUNY Graduate Center in 2018. Oldouz is a freelance translator and Farsi instructor at ABC Languages. She’s been collaborating with Pardis for Children since 2015.