Kimya smiling in a white blouse against a verdant backdrop.

Kimya Dastoori

Special Projects (Collective) Coordinator


Kimya (she/her) comes to YIA with a wide range of experiences in both the business and education sectors. She is a proud first-generation immigrant, college graduate, and New Yorker. For her undergraduate schooling, she attended The University of Arizona, where she studied Marketing and Global Business. Since the pandemic, she has made Providence her home and has obtained her Masters from Brown University in Urban Education Policy.

She is aware of the challenges that face communities similar to her own, and is committed to fighting for equity and access for all. ​​She looks forward to doing her part in bringing forth the necessary changes in order to provide every young person a fair chance at opportunity and success, in whatever way that looks like for them. On her free time, she loves to travel and experience the world’s cultures and foods as well as attend concerts and music festivals.