Ms. Bahar Bakhtiari graduated in Urban Planning from Tehran University and did her master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning at Tarbiat Modares University. She moved to the US in 2009 to continue her education at the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA). She obtained her second master’s degree in Civil Engineering focusing on Transportation Engineering from UTA. She currently is a Professional Engineer in the state of Texas and is working as a group manager at LJA engineering. She manages traffic engineering projects for various agencies such as TXDOT, COH, etc. Her hobbies include hanging out with friends, reading books, biking and playing Santoor! She was elected to serve on the ICF-Houston board of directors in 2018.