Behzad came to the United States in 2014 as a LGBT refugee from Iran. He originally resettled in Oregon, where he worked in quality control and production at a Microsoft factory, and developed an interest in computers and mathematics. Once he moved to New York, Behzad enrolled in the undergraduate Finance program at Brooklyn College, where he will graduate in 2019. Currently working as an office assistant at a wholesale menswear business, his goal is to work as a Financial Analyst. He says the financial help from BCNA was integral in making his dream to study Finance a reality.