Member of House of Delegates, January 12, 2011 to January 9, 2019. Member, Environmental Matters Commmittee, 2011-15 (environment subcommittee, 2011-15; land use & ethics subcommittee, 2011-15); Environment and Transportation Committee, 2015-19 (environment subcommittee, 2015-19; land use & ethics subcommittee, 2015-17; natural resources, agriculture & open space subcommittee, 2017-19). Member, Joint Subcommittee on Program Open Space and Agricultural Land Preservation, 2015-19. House Chair, Montgomery County Delegation, 2014-19 (member, bi-county agency committee, 2011-14; metro washington area committee, 2015-19). Associate member, Maryland Legislative Latino Caucus, 2016-19.
Born in Ahwaz, Iran, December 26, 1976. Attended Reno High School, Reno, Nevada; University of Nevada - Reno, B.S. (biology), B.A. (spanish), 2000; School for International Training, Brattleboro, Vermont, M.A. (intercultural leadership, service & management, focus on sustainable development), 2011. Executive Director, Ehlers-Danlos National Foundation, 2014-. Wildland firefighter, U.S. Forest Service, summers 1995-98. Served in Peace Corps in rural Zambia, 2002-05. Development assistant, The AIDS Project of Southern Vermont, 2006-07. Program coordinator, Iracambi Atlantic Rainforest Research, 2007-08. President, Amigos de Iracambi, 2008-. Senior Associate, The Coulter Companies (nonprofit management), 2008- (managing director, alliance for massage therapy education). PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor, Atlantic Edge Dive Center, 2008-. Board of Directors, Future Link. Married; two children.
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