Hasti is a passionate advocate for education and community service. She holds a Master’s degree in Multidisciplinary Studies (Education) from the State University of New York at Buffalo and serves at the Wilmette Institute as a Digital Support Associate, utilizing her expertise in education and technology for the institution’s growth.
Originally from Iran, Hasti faced barriers to higher education common among Bahá’í youth in her home country. She overcame these challenges by studying at Bahá’í Institute for Higher Education (BIHE) and earning a degree in English Linguistics and Literature. Hasti has shared her educational journey and advocacy for Bahá’í education rights in various media, campaigns, and academic journals.
Having spent 17 years in Brazil, she obtained a second Bachelor’s degree in Education (Pedagogy) and expanded her knowledge during a two-year stint in Australia, focusing on Social Work. For ten years, she dedicated herself to educating students at the School of the Nations in Brasilia, Brazil, particularly in the Moral Education and Global Citizenship department. Her work involved teaching values and virtues and aligning with the school’s mission to cultivate students into global citizens rooted in academic and ethical excellence.