Jacqueline Saper Hometown: Chicago, Illinois

Jacqueline Saper is a CPA, author, noted speaker, educator, and translator. Her memoir, "From Miniskirt to Hijab: A Girl in Revolutionary Iran," will be published in October 2019 by Potomac Books - University of Nebraska Press. The book retells her account as a witness to the civil unrest of the 1979 Iranian revolution and the formidable years of the Islamic Republic during its most volatile times as well as the Iran-Iraq War. Her opinion columns and essays regularly appear in national and international publications. She is the 2018 recipient of Oakton College Distinguished Alumni Award, and a Fellow member at MESA, Middle East Studies Association. In light of her duel fluency in Farsi and English, she serves as a volunteer for the National Immigrant Justice Center, working with supervising attorneys as a translator/interpreter for immigrants, refugees. She holds a Science degree in Business from Northeastern Illinois University (Summa Cum Laude) and received the designation of CPA from the Board of Examiners of the University of Illinois.