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  • Soraya Delawari Dancsecs/Yasmine Delawari Johnson

    Soraya Delawari Dancsecs graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a Bachelor of Arts in English studies. She began her career as an executive assistant to actor/producer/director Kevin Costner. After a long and fulfilling career in entertainment, Soraya left Tig Productions to start her family. She resides with her husband and three children in La Cañada Flintridge, where she serves as PTA President of her children’s school and volunteers in various philanthropic and non-profit organizations.

    Yasmine Delawari Johnson earned her Political Science degree at UCLA and continued her studies at New York's Circle in the Square Drama School. A mother of four children, Yasmine is an active philanthropist and political activist; she is on the board of Los Angeles-based non-profit The Alliance For Children's Rights, which advocates for the rights of children in the local foster care system. She is also on the Board of Advisors of Foreign Policy Roundtable, an entertainment industry-centric political salon, and recently produced the award winning documentary We Came Home.

    Sisters, Soraya and Yasmine blog about parenting in Los Angeles for LAmag.com's CityThink section.

 

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