Association of
Iranian American

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AIAP, Association of Iranian American Professionals, is a San Diego based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, aspiring well-being of community through professional networking events, cultural events, seminars, workshops, monthly hikes, charities and several other services.


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Upcoming events

    • 17-Jun-2021
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM (PDT)
    • 6025 Village Way San Diego, CA 92130

    AIAP will hold its 2nd Happy Hour of 2021 on Thursday, June 17th at Pacific Social of Carmel Valley.

    Date: Thursday, June 17th, 2021

    Time: 5:00 pm-8:00 pm

    Location: 6025 Village Way San Diego, CA 92130

    Happy Hour prices will be honored from 3-6 pm, but we will be there from 5-8.


    No RSVP is required.

    • 20-Jun-2021
    • 7:45 AM - 11:00 AM (PDT)
    • GPS address, close to this address: 17000 Poway Rd, Poway CA 92064

    Date & Time: Sunday, June 20, 2021 at 8:00 - 11:00 AM
     (we will meet at 7:45 AM and hit the trail sharp at 8:00)

    The AIAP hike in this month will be at Iron Mountain-Poway. The mountain core is composed of batholithic and granodioritic rock. Some of the boulders are reddish from iron deposits and possibly from the formerly-overlying red Bedford Canyon formation. Soils on the mountain include decomposed granodiorite and iron rich soils derived from iron deposits in the fractures. Curiously enough, Iron Mountain contains some of the same endemic plants that are found on gabbro soils. 

    This is a moderate hike. The trails are well marked and maintained. The views from the peak are well worth the effort. This hike is about 6.5 miles, round trip, and likely takes about 4 hours. Please bring enough water and wear hiking boots. For more information about Iron Mountain please watch the following video:

    Watch the Iron Mountain Trail Video

    Date: Sunday, April 18, 2021

    Time to Meet: 7:45 am

    Place to Meet: parking lot located at the Intersection of HWY 67 & Poway Road

    (GPS address, close to this address: 17000 Poway Rd, Poway CA 92064).

    Direction: Take I-15, Exit Poway Road and go all the way to the east, at the intersection of HWY 67 you will see the parking lot. 

    Note: "AIAP does not assume any responsibility for the safety and security of hikers, and shall not be held liable for any accident, injury, loss of property or damages as a result of joining the hiking event set up by AIAP. All hikers join the hiking events at their free will and assume all the accidental dangers of a hiking event, and shall not hold AIAP liable for any bodily, financial, or property damages."

    • 30-Jun-2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (PDT)
    • Online / Virtual

    We would like to invite you to AIAP's 6th virtual general monthly meeting in 2021 on June 30th, from 7 to 8:00 pm. This meeting will be available on Zoom.

    Our guest speaker is Ms. Mehrnoush Yazdanyar. Her presentation, OFAC and the Iranian-American Community, will provide additional information about OFAC and sanction laws.

    Ms. Yazdanyar was born in Gorgan, Iran and moved to the United States at the age of 3. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) with a B.A. in Political Science and a Minor in Near Eastern Languages. She obtained her J.D. from the University of Southern California’s (USC) Law School in 2004. Ms. Yazdanyar started her own private practice in 2009.

    For the past 11 years her firm, Yazdanyar Law Offices, has diligently defended the rights of their clients with navigating the often-complex and ever-changing U.S. sanctions and immigration laws. Her firm specializes in assisting clients nationwide to comply with and address issues related to the sanctions programs administered by the Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC).  For the past 11 years, Ms. Yazdanyar has regularly spoken at seminars and conferences, geared at both attorneys as well as individuals, who are looking to understand the complicated and ambiguous U.S. sanctions laws and regulations. Additionally, she has also had regular guest appearances on radio shows,TV shows, podcasts as well as appeared on Politicon in 2018 and been quoted in countless newspaper articles over the years.

    Even though the time provided for this presentation is an hour, in case the Q&A segment requires more time, additional time can be allocated accordingly.

    This event is Free to public. At the time of meeting, simply go to the Zoom link here to join the live event. You can also visit AIAP FACEBOOK to watch this event. 

    Please send us your questions via email to or call us at (858)215-2427. Also, you can ask our speaker directly during the live session.


MAY 20 2021  |  Happy Hour at Pacific Social in Carmel Valley

MAY 16 2021  |  Monthly Hike: Daley Ranch - Dixon Lake


Mr. Mehdi Naraghi’s recently published book, WINNERS & LOSERS is available online.  

When purchasing the book from the AIAP website, 20% of sales will be donated to AIAP organization. Please add AIAP at checkout.





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