Kaveh Toofan is a special assistant for National Security and International Policy at American Progress. Prior to joining American Progress, he interned at the International Rescue Committee and the U.S. State Department, working to promote human rights and national security. Toofan received a B.A. in political science from the University of California, Berkeley, with a focus in international politics. In his spare time, Toofan loves to play music and visit as many national parks as possible.