Jamshid Bakhtiari

What is your work focused on?
Fighting poverty.

How long have you been doing this work? And what motivated you to do this work?
I have been working in my current capacity for the past two and a half years, and on social justice work more broadly for the past ten. I am motivated to do this work by a deep personal commitment to standing up against what is wrong and building the leadership potential that others already have inside of them.

What is your theme song today?

Describe your dream holiday if money was no limit?
Is this even a real question? I would make my life a holiday and be the next Anthony Bourdain!

What is the most exciting thing you have worked on or work you are most proud of?
Defeating Dominion’s proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline!

How has VAPLP impacted your leadership journey?
It has connected me to a network of inspiring leaders that push me harder to be my best.

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