Candidate Utah Congressional District 2 (Democrat)
Shireen grew up in North Dakota as the daughter of an Iranian father and American mother. She has served in the Peace Corps, obtained two master’s degrees, and is currently employed at the University of Utah in communications and organizational development. Shireen also has over 20 years of advocacy experience working with and supporting victims of sexual violence, and she currently serves as the Board Chair for a local non-profit that works with victims of sexual violence.
Shireen's campaign is focused on issues that are extremely important to her district, including healthcare, education, affordable housing, and clean air policy.
Shireen’s campaign has been endorsed by numerous state and local public officials and organizations, and a recent poll shows that she is gaining on her opponent, Congressman Chris Stewart. Her campaign has achieved an incredible jump in name recognition and voter enthusiasm through an entirely grassroots effort.
Hometown: Salt Lake City, Utah
Occupation: Communications Professional
Education: BA St. Cloud State, MA University of Nebraska, MA University of Utah
Birthplace: Bismarck, North Dakota
Marital Status: Married