Sohaela Amiri is Research Associate at the USC Center on Public Diplomacy. In this capacity, she works on CPD-initiated research and consulting projects that entail program evaluation, data analysis and program development. She also manages all research related activities such as the CPD Research Fellowship and Awards programs. Sohaela is a PhD Candidate at Pardee RAND Graduate School (PRGS) and a PRGS Fellow at the RAND Corporation. Her dissertation tackles the concept and practice of City Diplomacy.
As a graduate of USC's Master of Public Diplomacy program, Sohaela hopes to bridge the field of policy analysis with public diplomacy.