Shahr was born in Iran, Tehran and immigrated to Vancouver, Canada in 1997 with her parents and younger brother. After a short few years in Vancouver, Shahr and her family continued their journey to Calgary. Calgary has become home to Shahr, she considers it to be the best place to live in Canada. Shahr has completed her BA and Executive MBA at the University of Calgary and has dedicated her career to the philanthropic industry, currently holding the director of development role at the Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary.
Shahr is an entrepreneur at heart and has launched a few small start-ups, most recently a speaker series where reputable business leaders share their epic failure stories in order to inspire the entrepreneurial community.
Family and Friends are the leading pillars in Shahr’s life, she enjoys quiet evenings with her fiancé Jordan, step son Chase and her two fur babies.