Hon. Shireen Ghorbani




Shireen Ghorbani


Salt Lake City Council Member

Former U.S. Congressional Candidate

Shireen Ghorbani 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 is a communications professional at the University of Utah and spends much of her work time solving problems and striving to do work in more collaborative and efficient ways.  She has been an advocate for people who experience sexual violence for 20 years and currently serves as the board chair for the Rape Recovery Center in Salt Lake City.  She hold two Masters Degrees in Communication and Policy.

Shireen served in the United States Peace Corps with her husband, Nick, from 2003 to 2005 in the Republic of Moldova where she worked on issues of gender and development. The daughter of an immigrant, Shireen was raised by a single mother who taught her the importance of hard work, community, and balancing a budget. She believes we need representatives in our elected offices that work for everyday people trying to make ends meet, not large corporations trying to make a profit. She believes a strong education system, good jobs, and fair and equitable housing creates pathways for people to live the American dream and give back to their communities.