Farnaz Fassihi’ mother “Fereshteh Tavakoli” co-founder of (ISCC) in the U.S.
Ms. Tavakoli has two daughters and lives in Chatsworth with her husband. Farnaz Fassihi (born 1971) is a journalist. She writes about Iran for The New York Times. Previously she was a senior writer for The Wall Street Journal for 17 years and a conflict reporter based in the Middle East. Fassihi is the author of a book on the Iraq war, Waiting for An Ordinary Day, a memoir of her four years covering the Iraq War and witnessing the unraveling of social life for Iraqi citizens.