During the first adult phase of her life, Sima worked in semiconductor industry holding senior engineering positions at Intel, National Semiconductor, and KLA-Tencor Corporations.
She earned her B.S. degree in Metallurgical Engineering from the University of Science and Technology in Tehran, Iran, where she ranked first in her graduating class. And her M.S. degree in Materials Science & Engineering from University of Washington in Seattle, Washington.
While in graduate school, Sima also developed a program for the Women In Engineering (WIE), which resulted in increased number of women completing first year of engineering studies. The WIE Association in US awarded her 2 times for her contributions.
Having gone through some drastic life experiences, after 26 years of engineering work, she was inspired to make a transition and delve into the field of self actualization through different integrated methods of East/West philosophies.
She has tutored courses in the California School of Practical Philosophy. For the past 11 years, Sima has offered speeches and workshops on topics related to spiritual awakening at professional conferences.
Currently she is a participant in the Mindfulness teacher Training Program at UC Berkeley.