Mitra Pakdaman

Mitra grew up in Northern Tehran, Iran. To this day, she can close her eyes and remember the smell of her town’s trees. As a child, she looked forward to summers because the season brought an abundance of cherries, nectarines, and peaches. She had a mild obsession with hosing the yard during the evenings, because the smell of earth + water would send her soaring.

Mitra’s motto? Never give up on your dreams no matter how hard it gets.