Roya Aghavali

Undergraduate & Co-Term Student Services Officer

Roya is the Student Services Officer for the Anthropology department. Previous to this role, she has served as a program coordinator at the Institute for South Asia Studies at UC Berkeley, a high school teacher, and student services specialist at her alma mater community college. Roya’s career in education stemmed from her own negative and positive experiences as a student. Her main goal has always been to expand diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging initiatives with the goal of creating a more equitable and accessible education system.

She received her BA in Anthropology with an emphasis in sociocultural anthropology and a focus on the Middle East and her MA in Education from UC Berkeley.

She enjoys learning about cultures, traditions and loves food anthropology. She loves working with college students because of their bright eyed curiosity about the world. She loves cooking and baking and watching all food shows on Netflix in her free time.