SUTA Chapter / Country of Residence
Southern California/ USA
SUT Entrance Year
Department at SUT
Computer Engineering/ Math Sciences
Current Field of Industry
I, Farimah Vahabzadeh Fazeli, am a University Professor that has been a part of SUTA since its inception. I was previously a member of the board as a director from 2000 to 2002 and have been active in the Southern California Chapter since 2000. SUTA’s reunion in 2000 enlightened me to continue my education and pursue my master’s degree.
I graduated from Sharif/Aryamehr University in 1982 with a B.S. in Pure Mathematics and Computer Sciences. I earned my M.A. in Mathematics in 2007 from Cal State University, Fullerton. My work history has included teaching mathematics at the high school and college levels in both Iran and the United States.
Outside of SUTA, I have been a volunteer in a cultural and educational foundation in Southern California, in high schools, and at several charities focused on helping underprivileged families and children. Volunteering and helping others has always been a passion of my life.
I have lived in Southern California since 1983 and enjoy spending time with my family, including my three children and three grandchildren.
Previous Volunteer Experiences
I was previously a member of the Board as a Director from 2000 to 2002 and have been active in the Southern California Chapter since 2000.
I have been a volunteer in a cultural and educational foundation in Southern California, in high schools, and at several charities focused on helping underprivileged families and children. Volunteering and helping others has always been a passion of my life.
Statement of Purpose to Join SUTA
It is an honor for me to announce my nomination as a candidate for SUTA, as I truly believe in the mission of this great association. SUTA is a collection of some of the most outstanding engineers, researchers, and professors/educators around the world, as well as a respected social institution. My goal is to maintain the integrity and honor the legacy of this association, while remaining focused on its mission. I see this mission to include embracing the collaboration of members, exchanging ideas, and gathering members around the world. We can be more efficient in reaching our goal by staying focused on professional and ethical values that we all share and avoid distraction.
Above all, SUTA must regain its status as a community of friends where integrity and respect act as guiding principles for everyone’s behavior and conduct. We need to rebuild this community and bring its essence back in order to expand its membership and see more participation by all Sharif/Aryamehr graduates. I believe a board member has a sacred obligation and commitment to the constitution of SUTA and shall remain obligated to the constitution.
This is a voluntary position that I will take very seriously, as I have been in my position with the Southern California Chapter for the past 20 years. I do my best to keep the association united and mobilized to march towards our goal and expand on our upcoming activities from technical forums to mentorship and fun gatherings of local chapter members. SUTA has great potential, and my role will be to help reach that level. I appreciate your trust in me and your vote.
Intended Volunteer Hours per Week
5-10 hrs/ week