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Alvand A. Salehi

Class of 2013, Doctorate



Alvand Salehi is a Presidential Management Fellow at the Advanced Research Projects Agency in Washington, D.C.  He provides support to the Deputy Director for Operations and the Office of the Chief Counsel.

Prior to joining ARPA-E, Salehi was General Counsel to technology company Bolt Analytics, LLC.  During law school, he externed for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and the L.A. County District Attorney’s Office.  Salehi also clerked for law firm Carroll, Guido & Groffman, LLP, where he worked on a myriad of corporate and intellectual property matters. 

Prior to his work as an attorney, Salehi was a producer and reporter in Southern California.  He also worked as a consultant for Glancing Interactive Solutions, where he helped develop one of the world’s first patented video-conferencing systems that allowed users to broadcast and receive audio, video and integrated chat at 30 frames per second in 16 billion true colors. 

Salehi received his J.D. from USC Law School and his M.A. in Communication Management from USC’s Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism.  He received his B.A. in Broadcast Journalism (with honors) and his B.A. in Political Science from the University of Southern California, where he graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa.

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