CV

Professional Summary

Armita Hosseini is a high school student from Toronto, Canada. As an entrepreneur, writer, and public speaker, she is an active advocate of financial and economic education for youth. In 2020, she published the book Roadmap to Financial Literacy: An Introduction to Personal Finance For Teenagers, and later partnered with the nonprofit organization operationEconomics International to donate 300 copies of her book to underserved schools in San Marcos, California. She is also the founder of EmpowerEcon, an organization educating youth on finance and economics through a series of offerings. She has spoken about the importance of financial and economic education on podcasts such as Next Gen Personal Finance and the Women’s Investment Network, and has also been featured on publications such as Forbes and Get Involved Foundation.

Skills

Persuasive Writing  Leadership     Personal Finance    Data Analysis
Entrepreneurship 
  Economics    Writing    Project Management

Work Experience

Oct 2020 – Present

Founder and Executive Director, EmpowerEcon

Currently lead a team of 25 high school and university students from 15 timezones in areas such as marketing, curriculum design, mentorship, and event planning. Host three-day financial education (x3) and entrepreneurship (x1) camps for over 260 participants from 34 countries across 5 continents. Working on new projects and educational resources to be released. EmpowerEcon has received recognition by Forbes, Better Wealth, Next Gen Personal Finance, and other notable outlets for its impact.

April 2020 – Sept 2020

Author, Roadmap to Financial Literacy 

Wrote, edited, and graphically designed a 48-page book on the topic of personal finance for teenagers. This book covers the topic of credit cards, loans, saving & investing, and budgeting, and gives a holistic overview of the world of finance teenagers will enter after high school. The process involved self-studying finance, writing numerous drafts, graphically designing the pages and cover on Canva, reaching out to proofreaders to preview the content, and self-publishing via Amazon KDP. 

Oct 2020 - Dec 2020

Co-creator, Read @ OEI X RTFL

Co-created a book drive in partnership with operationEconomics International to donate 300 copies of Roadmap to Financial Literacy to underserved schools in the San Marcos Unified School District in San Marcos, California. Fundraised 2,000 USD through securing a sponsorship from Next Gen Personal Finance.

Oct 2020 - Present

Public Speaker, Pro-Bono

Frequently invited to speak on podcasts and at workshops and virtual events. Featured in a total of 38 instances. Speak on the topics of personal finance, economics, youth education, personal development, and entrepreneurship. For speaking inquiries, please reach out to armitahj@gmail.com 

July 2021 - Present

Research Assistant, Harvard Department of Government

Researching the presence of discrimination across international organizations, particularly within the World Trade Organization. Exploring the intersection of economics and political science. Wrote a 10-page memo on Iran’s accession to WTO: why/when it applied, reforms demanded for its trade policies, and the positions of other countries.

Education

2020 – 2022

Alexander Mackenzie High School

Activities and Societies: President of Finance Club, FBLA trainer and competitor for economics

2020 – 2022

International Baccalaureate

HL: Chemistry, English, History SL: Mathematics, French, Biology

Interests

When not working on projects, one of my favourite activities is meeting new people and having conversations with others. I also enjoy reading, journaling my thoughts and ideas, and listening to podcasts such as The Anthropocene Reviewed, The Brendon Show, and many finance podcasts!