Parmiss is from Tehran, Iran and comes to Iowa State University as a Landscape Architecture graduate student with a strong background in Urban Design (master’s degree) and Urban Planning (undergraduate degree). Parmiss’s passion lies in discovering nature and designing resilient and adaptable cities. In particular, the development and evaluation of resilient surfaces, stormwater management and natural systems. Parmiss has collaborated on a wide range of projects including ecological design, community renovation, stormwater management, cultural districts and tactical urbanism. In her free time, Parmiss enjoys spending her time with her family, cooking, reading and hiking.