Iris Ghorbani

Chevy Chase, MD

Employment Type

Part Time

Job Interests

Nonprofit, Community Organizing

Additional Info

Education Level: High School

Work Experience: 1 to 2 Yrs

Availability: Afternoon

Attributes: Good Communication, Professional, Proactive

Who Am I

I am a senior in high school fascinated with international studies- with a specific passion for human rights advocacy and relief work. Areas of interest include both the United States and the Middle East, in conflicts regarding human rights and civil protection. 

My current hobbies include bullet journaling, activist mobilization, and getting ready for college! Outside of school I am a volunteer EMT and work to save up for college.  


Bethesda Chevy Chase Rescue Squad — Nationally Registered EMT September 2020 - Present

Work primarily as a BLS (Basic Life Support) provider in the Montgomery County and Northern Washington DC area. I participate in weekly overnight shifts and drills to maintain and polish skills and work on responding and dispatching various 911 Emergency calls in a quick and organized manner

Employment History:

Leadership Institute, Lazarus Program — Fellow. Summer 2020

Granted $2000.00 by Leadership Institute to fund Project Quarantines, a pen-pal organization alleviating mental health struggles for teens experiencing social isolation, focusing specifically on young children experiencing the “Summer Slide”. I created and maintained two websites, as well as graphics and social media as well as financed a PO Box as a main means for communication among members

Covid Corp- Paid internship- Summer 2020

Covid Corp is a Montgomery County Program to offer support to communities affected most harshly by the COVID-19 Pandemic. Support involved working with seniors to improve digital literacy, and delivering food to low income communities. 
I bussed to a neighboring city to work in predominantly senior-populated community centers, teaching the elderly to use Zoom and set up email accounts. I was also in charge of contacting seniors to schedule said digital literacy appointments, and making sure they know where and when to pick up food in our “Meals on Wheels” program, if needed. 

NHS- Fall 2019-Present

I founded and won a spot for “Diversity Chair '' in BCC’s National Honor Society.  In the NHS, I focus on recruiting minority scholars, participating in environmental community service, and maintaining academic distinction. I also belong to the National English Honors Society. 

Raqs Habibi- Extracurricular, 2017-2020

I danced in Raqs Habibi, a Middle-Eastern dance company. We have performed at venues including the Pakistani Embassy, Wolf Trap, the National Cathedral, and the Atlas Theatre. In 2019, I involved the company at my school’s international night. 

Clyde's- Work Experience

I work in seating and occasionally serving patrons, maintaining a positive restaurant atmosphere, delegating tables for servers and performing custodial duties. As a hostess, I worked in improving my skills in customer service, gaining valuable expertise in professionalism and patron support. 

BCC OMM- Extracuriccular

I help lead and facilitate group meetings and school campaigns revolving around adolescent mental health, gaining “Peer Leader'' status as a senior. I was chosen to give a speech at Blake High School’s branch of the organization, and spoke of my mental health achievements and skills to its dozens of members. 

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