Featured Alum: Behzad Haghgoo

Behzad Haghgoo graduated from Stanford in 2021 with a bachelor's degree in Computer Science with a focus on artificial intelligence and co-founded a company that he later sold to Roblox. He reflects on his time at Stanford and the importance of studying Iran from a multidisciplinary perspective. 


Anna Hollingsworth

Featured Alum: Anna Hollingsworth

Anna Hollingsworth graduated from Stanford in 2016 with a B.A. in history and was the first student to receive a minor in Iranian Studies. She reflects on how her time at Stanford influenced her post-graduate journey and shares advice for current students. 

Featured Alum: Daniel Khalessi

  • President of the Stanford Law Review
  • Startup Co-Founder
  • Yenching Scholar in Beijing
  • Graduate Teaching Fellow at Yale
  • Office of Ambassador Susan Rice

Daniel Khalessi returned to Stanford to earn his J.D. in 2022. In 2013 he earned a B.A. in International Relations and was the first student to receive a certificate in Iranian Studies. Daniel was a Research Associate to Professor Graham Allison at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs.