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Mahdi Rafati

Mahdi was born and raised in Tehran, Iran. After receiving his diploma from Danesh High School, he participated in Iran's national entrance exam for Universities where he was ranked 540 among 320,000 students from across the country. He got accepted to Sharif University of Technology, the #1 University in the nation, and started studying as a Civil Engineering major. After his studies at Sharif, he decided to move to the United States and pursue his true passion in the field of Computer Science. He’s currently majoring in Computer Science at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

After moving to the U.S., Mahdi started working as a Website Development intern at CaziSoft. Once his interning period for CaziSoft came to an end, he got hired as a Project Management Intern at Mobile Programming Inc. in the City of Agoura Hills. He chose to work for Mobile Programming to gain the needed experience for leading a team in software development industry. During his time at Mobile Programming, Mahdi led over 10 projects as the project manager, supervising a team of graphic designer, back-end developers, website developer, iOS and Android Developer. He also got the pleasure of managing some projects for the City of Los Angeles.

In March 2014, he got an offer from The Web Corner Inc. located in Tarzana and started working there as a website developer. Established in 2004, The Web Corner is one of the first web design firms in Los Angeles and has developed a reputation for creating user-friendly engaging web-based solutions for businesses all over the country. Over his time at The Web Corner, Mahdi has worked on 200+ projects and made 100+ responsive websites for clients. He is currently hired at The Web Corner as a Senior Website Developer.

In his free time, Mahdi enjoys giving back to the community through volunteer work. In September 2010, he started working for Baz Baran charity as his first volunteer experience, and was working there for over 4 years. After moving to United States, he continued his journey with volunteering for different non-profit organizations such as Child Foundation, Keep Children in School (KCIS), Farhang Foundation and Persian American Cancer Institute (PACI). Following his acceptance to UCLA, he joined the Iranian Student Group (ISG) at UCLA & became the President of the group shortly after. He was the event manager for PACI’s annual fashion show which was hosted by ISG in Ackerman grand ballroom at UCLA. The event was vastly welcomed by the community with over 900 attendees raising over $16,000 for cancer patients and cancer related research.