International Student Concerns Advocate

Samaneh Mesbahi | International Student Concerns Advocate

Samaneh Mesbahi

Samaneh Mesbahi serves as the International Student Concerns Advocate for NAGPS.  She is a PhD candidate in Computational/Theoretical Chemistry at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). Her research is in computational modeling and simulation of biological macromolecules related to nervous system. Prior to CMU, she earned her MSc in Physical Chemistry at University of California, Irvine and a BSc in Physics and Chemistry at Sharif University of Technology.

As International Student Concerns Advocate, Samaneh is responsible to address concerns related to international graduate and professional students in United States. During her term, she is working toward 3 main goals:

  1. Domestic Revalidation of F-1 Student Visas
  2. Exploring Alternative Political Avenues to Support International Students
  3. Empowering International Students and Fostering Domestic Allies

In addition to serving as the International Student Concerns Advocate, Samaneh is the Graduate Student Representative of Chemistry at Carnegie Mellon and works with the External Affairs Committee on campus.

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