As a young girl growing up in the Assyrian and Persian culture, I would always attend parties and weddings with my family and loved the excitement and planning involved. The design, music, food, and good company - what was not to love? As I grew older, I realized that planning dynamic events was my passion and began planning parties for close friends and family. Years later, I founded Citygirl Weddings & Events to cater to the savvy client that wanted to plan an event that was different from anyone else's event. I earned my Bachelor of Science in Marketing and Entrepreneurship from the University of Illinois at Chicago. I am also the Vice-President of Education & Programs of the Chicago Chapter of the Event Planners Association (EPA) as well as a member of the Central Lakeview Merchants Association.