Amir Salehzadeh is reporter for Generation Progress. He is a senior at the University of California, Berkeley studying Political Science and Peace and Conflict Studies. Amir has experience working for the local, state, and federal levels of government. He is involved with grassroots, community, and campaign organizing. He is a health care beat reporter, and blogs on the side for PolicyMic and The Huffington Post on international news. When he finishes his studies at Berkeley he plans on pursuing a career working in and around politics; he hopes to inform people and shape policies with his words. Follow him on Twitter @amirsalehzadeh.