Brea Olinda High grad finishes stint working in the White House – Orange County Register


“Only in this great country of ours can a 13-year-old immigrant who arrived knowing just three words in English (yes, no and monkey) grow up one day to work for the President of the United States.”

So said Araz Pourmorad, 2003 Brea Olinda High graduate.

“It was a great honor and the privilege of my life to serve the Obama administration in the White House, but now my nine-year journey has come to an end,” Araz wrote as the administration wound down this past winter.

Araz first served at the White House as deputy director of operations and continuity, and later was promoted to State Protocol. During his years in that post, he managed the visits of heads of states and governments to the United States.

Travel was also part of his “amazing experience,” as his work took him all over the world.

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