Parshan Khosravi is the Government Relations Director for the University of California Student Association, leading the organization's advocacy efforts in Sacramento and Washington D.C. and helping students push for legislative and policy solutions to the issues they face on campus and in the wider community.
Parshan is also a double alum of the University of California. He received his undergraduate degree in a dual program in political science and education sciences from UC Irvine and his Master's degree in public policy from UCLA. In his time as a student, Parshan served in multiple roles and on various levels of student advocacy, including being the former student body president of UCI and the External Vice President of the Graduate Student Association at UCLA.
Outside of his work, Parshan is involved in several community projects and advocacy causes. As a former Iranian refugee, Parshan is a fierce advocate for immigrant rights and is a regional chair for the National Iranian American Council, an organization dedicated to supporting current and future Iranian immigrants and Iranian Americans. Similarly, Parshan is a devout Zoroastrian who has had many involvements and leadership roles within his faith community. Most recently, Parshan organized and chaired the 7th World Zoroastrian Youth Congress that took place in Los Angeles, and since then, Parshan has led the efforts to increase representation for Zoroastrians at the state and federal level as the Advocacy Liaison for the Federation of Zoroastrian Associations of North America.
Parshan is a policy advocate, grassroots organizer, and political strategist who believes in the power of education as a mechanism of community empowerment. Parshan's policy focus areas include voting rights, higher education, and labor rights.