Sheva Tabatabainejad is a former Program Assistant with the Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Middle East Security Initiative, where she manages the operations of an inaugural cross-country project with broad implications for regional security. Ms. Tabatabainejad is passionate about building close, lasting diplomatic relations among countries in our increasingly globalized world. She is especially experienced in Middle Eastern affairs, international negotiations, and international security.  

Ms. Tabatabainejad has centered her work around public service, diplomacy, and foreign policy. She has worked on public diplomacy exchange programs with Global Ties U.S., leading exchange programs connecting international nonprofit, government, and academic leaders with their U.S. counterparts. She also worked with the World Bank’s Agriculture Global Practice on a $300 million program focused on Iraq’s agriculture sector. While working in California, was a public servant for the State in multiple capacities, as Commission Assistant for the California Fair Political Practices Commission and as a staff member for Governor Edmund G. Brown.

Ms. Tabatabainejad earned her MS from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and her BA in International Relations and French from the University of California. Davis. She is fluent in French and Persian.