Fariba Vahdat’s interest in marriage and families led her to research the topic, allowing her to discuss the issue in different spaces such as seasonal schools, workshops, and conferences. She has been able to help couples solve their conflicts and build strong families for over twenty years. She is a chemical engineer by profession and has also studied psychoanalysis. She is now a Relationship and Marriage Educator, certified as a coach by Life Innovations to offer couples their PREPARE/ENRICH readiness to marry and marriage well-being assessments. She serves as faculty for the Wilmette Institute Relationship and Marriage courses along with co-faculty Susanne M. Alexander, Alex Blakeson, Hoda Kemp, Wendi Momen, and Raymond Switzer.
Fariba lives in Brazil in Sao Paulo State. She has been married to Henri since 1984, and they have three adult children and a grandchild. She has served as an Auxiliary Board member, member of the Regional Bahá’í Council, coordinator for the national training institute in Brazil, and as an activist in the interfaith movement for many years. She is currently serving as the treasurer of the National Spiritual Assembly of Brazil.