Pegah Rahmanian has over 10 years of experience developing programs for organizations and institutions, showing a great attention to human relationship, and building community partnerships. Originally from Yellow Springs, Ohio her work and heart have taken her to Chicago, New Orleans, Oakland, and now Providence. While making her way across the country, she has had the opportunity to develop and grow a youth-led HIV Prevention Program, instituted citywide and institution wide programming on gender, race, class, and sexuality; guided youth steering committees to design community schools, pioneered digital media arts programs, and has taken over 300 urban youth outdoors, backpacking and camping. Pegah loves working with youth, it’s work that keeps her inspired, creative, and always laughing. She believes an organization that puts youth in front with the skills to succeed is an organization that succeeds and is incredibly proud and honored to be in the position of Executive Director of Youth In Action.
Pegah holds a B.A. from Oberlin College in Anthropology, Comparative American Studies, and Gender and Women Studies; and a M.A. from Wright State University in Sociology. She loves the outdoors and indulging in the wild, uses cooking as therapy, has an affinity for soup, playgrounds, and 90’s hip-hop and soul, and collects spinning tops.