Prior to commencing her PhD she completed her MSc in Management (2013). The work she completed for her MSc focused on a comparison of entrepreneurship education in Iran and the UK to develop a set of guidelines and recommendations aimed at improving the delivery of entrepreneurship courses as this field of study sees increased governmental investment across Iran. Based on the quality of her MSc research, upon completion of her degree she achieved the best student project award for her course. Prior to moving to the UK for her postgraduate studies, she completed two undergraduate programmes in her home country of Iran, first in Information Technology (2006) and then in English Language Teaching (2010). She earned the TESOL degree from Islamic Azad University.
Beyond her student career, Farnaz has a wealth of previous work experience, having previously worked as a school teacher at Shokoofe-haye- Danesh, an assistant manager in Morgh-Madar ltd. and web designer at Telavang ltd.