by Michael Reilly
Oswego, NY- A former personal aide to President Barack Obama will be visiting Oswego State this Friday. Ferial Govishiri will be the keynote speaker of the Student Leadership Conference. Her speech will center around finding and focusing on one’s passion in life.
Govashiri was born in Iran and immigrated to the United States with her family when she was six months old.
This Friday, a very special event as well as exciting opportunity will be taking place here at SUNY Oswego. Former personal aide to President Barack Obama and active member of the Iranian American Women Foundation Ferial Govashiri will be speaking on campus at the auditorium in Marano Campus Center around 7:30pm. She’ll be holding the position of keynote speaker which is being put on by the division of student affairs and enrollment management. Her talk will be free and opened to the public, in other words a perfect way spend a Friday evening to kick of the weekend.
Now a fact about Govashiri some may not know is that she was actually born in Iran
Of course as most are aware, President Trump has recently issued a temporary travel ban on refugees and citizens from seven Muslim majority countries including Govashiri’s home country of Iran.