Emad Shahnoushi CC’22

Emad was born in Isfahan, Iran and grew up in a small town in Western Colorado. Going from such a large city to a small rural environment with completely contrasting people and lifestyles taught Emad a lot about the nuances in the world. As a Middle Eastern Studies and Economics major, Emad and was beyond excited to spend the summer in Jordan and Tunisia. He hopes to discover more about the world through the perspectives of the locals, and if possible, learn two different Arabic dialects. As a native Persian speaker, gaining Arabic fluency will allow Emad to better immerse himself in the Middle East. Emad is particularly interested in blending his experiences and knowledge from his childhood in the Middle East with that of those in the region, and learn more about the political, social, and economic issues facing the area in the present and future.