Shahnaz is originally from Iran and has been living in the state of Virginia for almost 12 years. She obtained her masters of science in bioinformatics and minored in biotechnology at George Mason University. She is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in education at Regent University. Shahnaz previously taught chemistry at American University and George Washington University and has served as a substitute teacher for Loudoun County Public Schools.
Shahnaz is the mother of a 16-year-old son. She loves learning about new cultures and meeting new people. In her free time, she enjoys watching TV, reading and spending time with her family.