Katayon Haghighi

Ahoora Foundation

Katayon Haghighi is a consultant at Ahoora Foundation. Ahoora foundation top concerns are global focus on STEM Education and expanding the culture of social entrepreneurship in developing countries.

Previously she was a research assistant at Concordia University and McGill University working on projects related to economy and culture of Iran. Prior to her research position she was a TV executive producer for scientific programs and a high school physics teacher, both in her native city Tehran. She has earned a BS degree in Applied Physics from Sharif University of Technology, and a BA in Anthropology from University of Montreal.

Elham Naddaf

Ahoora Foundation

As an undergraduate student, Elham Naddaf had worked as a librarian at the Physics Dept of Sharif University of technology in Tehran, Iran. After moving to US, she first conducted independent researches under the guidance of Prof. Peter Chelkowski while tutoring graduate students of Hagop Kevorkian Center at NYU. Later as a graduate student at University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, she worked as a Student-Teacher, teaching her own course at the Near Eastern Department.

After graduation, she started working at Trilogy in Austin, TX, setting up the infrastructure of the subcontractor management department, and eventually she co-managed the different sub-departments of that same department.

Upon moving to Dallas, TX, Elham started her work at Prodea Systems, and at present time she helps Anousheh Ansari with her philanthropic and educational endeavors.

Elham is a certified court interpreter, holding a B.Sc. in Applied Physics from Sharif University of Technology, and an M.A in Near Eastern Literature and Languages from U of M in Ann Arbor.

Jeremy Ford

Marketing Manager

is the Marketing Manager responsible for driving worldwide marketing communications and social media marketing for the What if Prize. Jeremy has over 10 years of Marketing, Sales & Communications experience working with Fortune 500 companies. Jeremy is currently the VP of Business Development at iScroll and brings more than 4 years of entrepreneurial experience building and deploying educational products and services worldwide. He also is Co-Founder and Managing Partner of several early stage startups including Earth Spinz & TexPub. Jeremy holds a BA in Economics from the University of Maryland.