Reza Parchizadeh D’18 started working as a language and culture specialist for LanguageLine Solutions, the largest interpretation services provider in the world. During the COVID-19 outbreak, Reza worked around the clock to provide care and support to those affected by the pandemic in medical, financial, educational, and immigration sectors around the world, from the United States to the United Kingdom and from Canada to Australia. Reza recently passed the Level 5 interpreter test, and is now qualified to interpret at trials in the capacity of a court officer.
On the academic side, electronic database World Shakespeare Bibliography recently cataloged two of Reza’s works: “How Shakespeare Perpetuates the Tudor Myth,” from the Journal of the Far West Popular and American Culture Associations, and his IUP dissertation, “The Recurring Progress of English Political Thought in Shakespeare’s Histories.”
On the political stage, Reza voluntarily assisted the US government and law enforcement to tackle issues pertaining to the security of the nation. He also published well-received articles of strategic insight with the Begin-Sadat Center, Foreign Policy Association, and Tablet Magazine on political, cultural, and security issues. In July 2019, Reza appeared before US Congress by special invitation from congressman Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas) to provide advice on foreign policy and security analysis regarding the Middle East.
In June 2019, Reza recently married Aiden Dickson, an application developer and systems tester with IBM and an aspiring data scientist and Jungian psychoanalyst. They happily live, study, and watch classic movies together in western Maryland.