Born in Toronto and raised in New York, Nelly (Niloufar) Gordpour has a B.A. in Sociology and Certificate in Human Rights from CUNY Hunter College. Nelly is a researcher at a human rights NGO based in New York, and was previously an Associate at the American Iranian Council (AIC), a nonprofit, nonpartisan educational organization dedicated to promoting mutual understanding and improving relations between the United States and Iran. Her interest in human rights also led her to intern with international organizations, including with Human Rights Watch’s Middle East and North Africa Division, and Open Society Foundations. Alongside her interests in law and education, Nelly is passionate about media and photography as a vehicle for social change. Previously, she worked with Magnum Foundation to champion independent documentary photography through its Human Rights Fellowship, and has also led several arts initiatives as a Muse Scholar at Hunter.
Updated May 2016