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Mahrukh Motafram is a first generation immigrant from India who arrivied in the US to pursue higher education. She graduated from the University of Illiniois at Chicago in 1984 with a Master’s degree in Bio-Organic Chemistry. Further education included an Associate degree in Business and Marketing from the Waukesha County Technical College, Pewaukee, WI in 2002. She is currently pursuing a certification in Nonprofit Leadership at Seattle University, WA.
Over the past three (3) decades she has been actively engaged with the North American Zoroastrian community, with most of her contributions being with the Federation of Zoroastrian Associations of North America (FEZANA). She has served on the executive board,,s Co-Chair for Strategic Planning, and is currently the Co-Chair for North American Zoroastrian Congress committee. She is is currently a member, trustee and, a past Board member of the Zoroastrian Society of Washington State.
Mahrukh served as a Board member and President for the Assistance League® of the Eastside, a nonprofit organization in Redmond, WA that serves local families affected by poverty, homelessness, assault, and domestic violence. During her time on the board, as the Vice President for Strategic Planning she developed a 3-year strategic plan for the chapter.
She is currently serving on the board of trustees for the Parliament of World Religions. This is her first term as a trustee for this prestigious organization.
She is a member of the advisory council for the Center for Ecumenical and Interreligious Engagement at Seattle University, WA. She is involved in discourses with the Center, that is committed to create and provide educational opportunities for local community organizations and groups in collaboration with national and international partners.
Mahrukh serves on the board of F.I.R.E.S – Fostering Interfaith Relations on the Eastside, (Seattle WA) representing her Zoroastrian faith and community. She engages in cultural and religious discourses, sharing ideas and experiences, thus helping foster relationships through interfaith dialogue.
In her spare time, Mahrukh enjoys travel and the culinary arts with Feroze, her husband of 38 years. She has two children, Freya and Jamsheed who have both built successful careers in the banking and financial services industries.