FiroozehFiroozeh was born and raised in Iran, in the city of Shiraz. There she attended the Shiraz University, one of Iran’s top higher education institutions, where she earned a BA in English Translation and then an MA in Traditional Cultures and Languages. While she was in university, she worked as a free-lance tour leader and interpreter sharing her expertise on Iran’s rich cultural heritage with tourists and also university researchers from all over the world. She also started her teaching career there, working as a teacher of English in various private schools and teaching English to young adults in university.
She then moved to the UK and held a number of different positions, many which required her to draw on her Persian language expertise; she worked at an IT import-export firm which required technical translations, and also Dow Jones News Wires where she translated economic and financial news from English to Farsi (Persian). She continues to work as a free-lance translator and this activity has heightened as relations between the UK and Iran have been recently re-established leading to greater economic and cultural activity between the two nations.
She is now also works as a Language Trainer at the FCO Language Centre in Westminster. For the past five years she has also worked at a London-based IB World School as a teacher of IB Persian Literature.
Firoozeh particularly enjoys swimming, reading and keeping up with current affairs. She has a keen interest in psychology, cultures, civilisation and History and enjoys engaging with these subjects. She particularly fond of languages and keen to develop wherever possible.