Shukuh Ghaznavi has taught Persian since 2008 at the University of Pittsburgh. Born and raised in Iran, Shukuh focused her training on addressing the country-wide literacy problems of Iran. Later, she taught high school in Sabzevar , a town in northeastern Iran. She studied and graduated from the Ferdowsi University of Mashhad in Iran and worked several years at NISCO in Iran. At the core of her work is her passion to share the knowledge and training about the Persian culture with young people. In an ever-growing global community, she deeply believes in the importance of training young people the linguistic and communications skills required to become knowledge and proud global citizens.