Born and raised in Iran, Yasamin moved to the US to pursue her degree in architecture. After residing in Southern California and attending community college, she went on to get her Bachelor of Science degree in Architecture from the University of Cincinnati. During her studies, she successfully managed to gain experience in a variety of architecture and planning firms, where her work ranged from airport design to high-rise development and commercial spaces.
After graduation, she moved to Oakland to pursue work at a high-density residential firm KTGY. After a year, realizing her passion lies in doing more civic work, she joined Perkins & Will in their Durham studio to work under the guidance of the late Phil Freelon. Her passion for real estate development was ignited when she saw how urban development policies and practices can have a direct impact on the socio-economic means of a neighborhood.
Inspired by Phil's lasting work, Yasamin plans to pursue M.Arch after achieving her MRED+D at Berkeley in the hopes of understanding the underlying principles of Real Estate Development and to show how good architecture and design can have a lasting impact on segregated urban and suburban communities.