HERAT UNIVERSITY, Herat, Afghanistan
Bachelor of Arts in English Literature, Cum Laude. 2010
Selected Coursework: Literature, Linguistics, History and Computer Science.
Senior Thesis Title: The Effects of Language Games on Learning a Language
THE GHORYAN SCHOOL, Herat, Afghanistan
High School Diploma, GPA: 4.0 (Grades 10th, 11th and 12th). 2006
TRACE INTERNATIONAL, Annapolis, Maryland
Due Diligence Associate II January 2018-present
Collect and analyze relevant information on companies and individuals based worldwide in order to prepare due diligence reports focused on compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and other compliance laws and regulations, including economic sanctions regimes.
Conduct media, legal, compliance and regulatory research using public domain sources and proprietary databases.
Manage due diligence reviews on high-risk commercial intermediaries in the United States and overseas, especially Middle East.
Supervise the local language searches and provide translation to due diligence teams based in the United States and overseas.
Due Diligence Associate August 2015-December 2017
Drafted third-party due diligence reports used to facilitate international business transactions.
Provided English-Arabic, Persian, Dari, Pashto, Tajiki-English and vice versa translations.
Maintained active communication with customers to ensure that projects meet tight deadlines and to provide research updates.
Prepared due diligence reports using a variety of research tools, including open sources, regulatory database, watch lists, economic sanctions lists and news media reports.
TRAC Analyst July 2014-August 2015
Administered TRAC online platform to capture, assess and share baseline due diligence information on individuals and companies within 48 hours.
Analyzed and processed TRAC applications for more than 2,000 multinational companies.
MISSION ESSENTIAL PERSONNEL, Afghanistan
Cultural Advisor and Dari-Pashto-Dari Interpreter April 2011- May 2014
Served as an interpreter, translator and cultural advisor for the U.S. Forces (Army, MARSOC and U.S. Navy SEALs).
One of two interpreters selected to work with the U.S. Navy SEALs in Afghanistan.
Provided advice on Afghan culture, politics, tribal matters and social norms with a focus on especially sensitive topics.
Participated in meetings with high-ranking officials of the Afghan government to ease operations of the U.S. Forces throughout Afghanistan.
JAM-E FARAH PHARMACEUTICALS, Herat, Afghanistan
Marketing Officer October 2010-April 2011
Marketed, sold and distributed a wide array of imported pharmaceutical products throughout Afghanistan.
TOLO-E SAADAT HIGH SCHOOL, Herat, Afghanistan
English Instructor August-October 2010
Taught beginning and intermediate English classes.
Taught Math, Physics and Geometry for the grade 10th, 11th and 12th.
Fluent in spoken and written Dari/Persian/Farsi (native language), Arabic, Tajik, Pashto and English.
Operating System Programs Certificate.
Certified TRACE Anti-Bribery Specialist (TASA certified).
More 10 certificates and recommendations from top U.S. military personnel are available upon request.