Member Spotlight: Azita Guzzo
Orange County, CA - July 1 - Her flight was booked for September 12th, 2001. A religious refugee attempting to leave Iran, Azita Guzzo was heartbroken when her flight was canceled. Getting her Bachelors Degree in Software Engineering as a woman at Tehran Islamic Azad University in 2000 was no easy feat, and the discriminatory hurdles she faced looking for a career-type job after graduating could have discouraged her but instead it fueled her fire to immigrate to America and use her expertise to earn an honest living.
“I never saw the U.S. before the events of September 11th,” Azita shared. Her immigration journey was delayed temporarily because of the attack on the twin towers but when she made it to America she was over the moon with glee. She began working as a Junior Database Programmer and admitted that she felt "like the richest woman on earth" with her starting salary, until she got her first paycheck.