Alumni Profiles


Our past informs our future, and this booklet is not just a snapshot but a true testament from some of our best and brightest, and food for thought about differences and commonalities; individualism and community, and much more. We offer cultural-centered education, and it brings our community together in common cause. “The affect of cultural awareness on emotional and mental health is a huge area of interest for me” (Joanne Diaz-Koegel, TV producer and psychotherapist). “At PO students become advocates for democracy in education at school and beyond” (Marjam Karapetian, publisher).

You are welcome to contact these alumni, who have all volunteered to communicate and reach out, and talk about their education and their lives. You may discover a mentor!

Ezat Parnia, Ph.D., President




Please click on the booklet's cover to download a copy of our Alumni Profiles publication.