Having done studies in many fields, including sociology of education, social planning for social phenomenons, human resources, education, economics, and tech companies, I have completed many projects related to education, social sciences, and startups successfully.
Previously, I wanted to be a CS student; but due to my societal concerns, I switched fields of study, and currently, I am a sociology student. As of now, I spend most of my time studying, learning, working on my skills in the HR industry, and following my interests in policymaking studies for education.
Throughout my adolescence, I started noticing a difference between my nation and other developed countries, and I asked myself the following questions: “When and how can we improve the conditions in the developing countries?” Should foreign countries assist us in the developing process? Furthermore, why does our government not make decisions in the interest of the nation?
After graduating from high school, I founded an educational startup, teaching programming to youngsters in an interactive manner. My goal stems from the belief that education is vital in improving the development of a country. I succeeded in receiving a scholarship from Qazvin Islamic Azad University, Iran, and through my grant, I was able to engage in CS education campaigns and projects. I chose CS because I trusted that my country’s future generations needed this field for its advancement, and it seems that I was right.
Two years later, I concluded that even if Iranians had the appropriate STEM education and enough professional human resources, we still would not have been able to solve the issues in my country. Therefore, I realized that the problem is far more fundamental than what I expected. With that, I started to question my country and its social infrastructure. For instance, why does the social gap increase daily? Why do people living in deprived areas not have access to basic welfare? Why do we continuously struggle with unemployment and inflation? Moreover, why do universities not educate students based on market needs? I became aware that promoting CS will not be enough to help me answer these questions.
After consulting with my professors, I decided to change my major from CS to social science. My purpose is to gain an in-depth knowledge of how societies work and function efficiently. I am currently a social planning senior bachelor student at Allameh Tabataba’i University (The most prominent university in humanities and social science in Iran). With great enthusiasm to learn, I excelled in my field, finishing every semester as the top student among 45. I also thrived in finding the scientific association of social science. Additionally, I assisted my professors, contributing to numerous research projects, including many personal studies to bolster my education.
Excluding the very few rich, almost all of the people in my country do not have access to proper education or living in 2020. Our pedagogy requires serious restructuring since we do not educate policymakers in our schools; we do not train our politicians, judges, lawyers, and decision-makers to professionally perform their duties. I do not mean that our workforce is inefficient and unable to perform; they are merely the right components in a flawed system. I believe that the main problem of a developing country like Iran is the “System“. If the main system is faulty, it does not matter how good the components we have are, they cannot have a broad impact, and in time they become defective as well.
Instead of managers, we need system designers to construct optimal systems like the judicial system, economic and other subsystems. We need technocrats with systematic thinking and concerns about society. However, the question is, “where can we find the tools to be good system designers?”. Throughout my teaching various ages, from managing k-12 to company employees, I was faced with institutionalized problems in the educational system. Upon graduation, I envision founding a K-12 school, where students are motivated with a novel way of pedagogy and arrangement of thinking. I hope to implement my knowledge and improve the educational and policy system in my country.