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Saper, Jacqueline

Published Author - Public Speaker

Jacqueline Saper is a CPA, author, noted speaker, educator, and translator. Her memoir, From Miniskirt to Hijab: A Girl in Revolutionary Iran will be published in October 2019 by Potomac Books – University of Nebraska Press. The book retells her account as a witness to the civil unrest of the 1979 Iranian revolution and the formidable years of the Islamic Republic during its most volatile times as well as the Iran-Iraq War. Her opinion columns and essays appear in several publications including The Forward, Aish, Persian Heritage, American Thinker, and Breitbart. In light of her duel fluency in Farsi and English, she serves as a volunteer for the National Immigrant Justice Center, working with supervising attorneys as a translator/interpreter for immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers. She has worked with the Chicago law firm, Foley & Lardner, LLP on an asylum case, and has also collaborated with SCCADVASA, the South Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault on college and university campuses. Most recently, she has completed her cooperation with Left Brain/Right Brain Productions in the translation and subtitling of the award-winning feature movie, Alex & Ali. Ms. Saper is the 2018 recipient of Oakton College's Distinguished Alumni Award. She holds a Science degree in Business from Northeastern Illinois University (Summa Cum Laude) and received the designation of CPA from the Board of Examiners of the University of Illinois. She is also a graduate of the Hadassah Leadership Academy leadership engagement program designed to inspire and cultivate future leaders.

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Education
SUB AREAS
Iranian Studies   
Cultural Studies   
Gender/Women's Studies   
Current Events   
Human Rights   
Persian   
Minorities   
AREAS OF INTEREST
Islamic World   
Iran   
SPECIALTIES
Human rights/minority rights, contemporary Iranian   
LANGUAGES
English (Native)   
Persian (Native)   
EDUCATION
BS1994Business/ CPANortheastern Illinois University
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