About Shirin Shakeri

Do you have any hobbies that occupy your time outside of work?

When I am not in the office, I am usually spending my time outside! I love hanging out at the beach, reading at the park, and taking after dinner walks around my neighborhood. I also love spending time with my friends and family, my favorite thing is hosting brunches or pizza and wine nights.

Who is your biggest advocate, and why?

My biggest advocate is my dad. He always supports me with every decision I make and gives the best advice along the way.

If you could have a Starbucks drink named after you, what would it be?

If I had a Starbucks drink named after me, it would probably be an iced Ceylon tea, sweetened with honey, and steeped with cardamom pods. It would only be available in an extra-large size!

What’s the most important lesson you’ve learned in life?

The most important lesson I have learned in life is about perspective. We do not all think the same, so it is important to understand that people handle things differently based on what they have experienced in their lives.