Afshin Yazdani (Owner): Immigrants Life is the brainchild of Iranian-born Canadian lawyer, television host, columnist, and law professor Mr Afshin Yazdani. He began his career as a lawyer and law professor in Iran in 2004 and thereafter went on to become a legal advisor, while continuing his career as a law professor in Dubai from 2008. He was called to the Ontario Bar in 2019 after successfully completing a Master’s Degree in Canadian Common Law from York University, graduating from Osgoode Hall Law School where he obtained his Certificate of Qualification from the National Committee on Accreditation (NCA) in 2016 and studied an Immigration Consultant and Civil and International Law programme at Lasalle College in Montreal. He became a member of ICCRC (Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council) in 2016.
Interesting fact: Among his many accolades, the humble yet motivated father of one, is currently admitted on three international law boards namely Canada, Dubai and Iran.
Computer Science Bachelor’s Degree Canada Immigration Law Diploma
Veruschka Mungroo (Editor – in Chief): Born in the picturesque landscape of South Africa, Veruschka began her career as a journalist for one of the largest global media houses, Independent Media Group. She specialised in entertainment journalism and her career highlights included exclusive interviews with the likes of Priyanka Chopra, Bryan Adams, Russell Peters, the Kardashian family, lead actors of Mission Impossible 3, etc. She is also no stranger to contentious issues and has written on crime, politics, human interest and community stories. In 2013, she went on to launch her own communications agency, Paradigm Marketing and won accounts with Fortune 500 corporations such as The Walt Disney Company, Omnicom, etc. She was instrumental in launching a local Disney channel that now (two years after its launch) boasts more than 5.5 million daily viewers. She took a leap of faith in 2018 when she emigrated to Canada and has since build a great professional network and worked with the likes of TIFF, wrote for various publications including the New-York based The Juggernath and was the senior editor for The Edge: A Leader’s Magazine, specialising in business and technology with two degrees in Marketing Management and Communications Science from one of the top 500 universities in the world.
Interesting fact: She has travelled to more than 11 countries and 25 cities and is a fourth generation South African of Indian and Nepalese ancestry living in Canada with a Russian-German name. In her spare time she enjoys creating new experimental cuisine and blogging the pics. Her favourite foods are anything vegetarian in middle eastern cuisine and an authentic South African bunny chow.
Soudeh Ghaffari Pour (Senior Editor): Born in Iran, Soudeh graduated with a degree in Fashion Design. Her passion and talent for design took her into the digital world which launched her career in graphic designing. With more 10 years experience , she is an expert digital and social media content creator specialising in video content. Apart from her love for digital design, Soudeh also has a fashion gallery, Edna Mode that she launched in 2012 and a catering business, Soodifood.
Interesting fact: Soudeh loves to travel and and her favourites paces include Sweden, Australia, France, Spain, China, Dubai and Istanbul. She is an animal lover, nature lover and her favourite food is Persian and Italian
Amir Tavakkoli (Web Developer): born in Iran, He is a student of Computer Science at the Kharazmi University of Tehran. He has been interested in the digital world since childhood which led him to start programming at the age of 13. He has many adventures in different fields of the digital world and has finally chosen web development, started his professional career at the age of 18 working in a company as a web developer and content creator, This is just the beginning of his adventure, and he wants to experience different events every year.
Interesting fact: Amir has traveled to most cities in Iran and lived in cities north and south and the capital of the Iran, He loves the sea and warm weather. And his favorite food is fast foods and Persian food Fesenjoon.