After spending the first few years of his life in Tehran, Kian Moaledj moved to Doha, Qatar with his family in 2005. There, he attended an American International School from the time he was a kid until he graduated from high school in 2019. He was naturalized as a U.S. citizen shortly after his sister was born in San Jose, California in 2006. He has gone back and forth from Qatar to San Jose (where he has an extended family) a lot as a kid, and was also lucky enough to visit Iran frequently. He is currently a sophomore at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine. He will be working with the Center on writing articles, interviewing subjects for our "With a Trace" blog, and assisting us on a variety of research projects.