Salimeh Shakibaei is the Associate Director of IAWF. Previously, she served in the US Peace Corps as a Secondary School English teacher in the south of Ethiopia. She studied at the George Washington University in Washington, D.C. where she majored in International Affairs with a concentration in Security Policy. Salimeh was raised in a multilingual household, with an Iranian father and a Mexican mother. She spent a semester studying abroad in Berlin, where she volunteered with and translated for refugees. She was an intern at IAWF and Latino Health Access in Santa Ana.