Sahar Nowrouzzadeh
Policy Planning Staff
Term of Appointment: 07/2016 to present

Sahar Nowrouzzadeh's portfolio includes Iran and the Persian Gulf region. Prior to joining the Policy Planning Staff, she served as a Director for Iran and Iran Nuclear Implementation on the National Security Council Staff from 2014-2016. Sahar also previously served as a Foreign Affairs Officer at the U.S. Department of State and a Team Chief and Senior Analyst at the Department of Defense. She received her Bachelor’s Degree from the George Washington University's Elliott School of International Affairs, and completed her Master’s Degree in Persian Studies at the University of Maryland-College Park.