Ms. Shiva Gholami

Director of Technology

College Degrees & Credentials:

  • Enrolled, Master’s in Electrical Engineering in Networking and Telecommunications, SMU School of Engineering
  • Harvard Business School, School Management and Leadership Certificate
  • B.S. in Computer Engineering and Information Technology, Azad University of Najaf Abad 2009
  • B.A in English Translating to Farsi, Payame Noor University 2009


Shiva Gholami migrated to the United States in 2014. As a converter to Christianity, the fact that she landed in a safe environment in the United States and worked at a wonderfully faith-filled Catholic School environment is nothing shy of a miracle. In 2017, Shiva began her professional partnership with Mater Dei Catholic High School in the position of, IT Intern. Her courage, hard work, and highly driven interest to learn accelerated her growth trajectory in tech very quickly. She successfully passed being a Junior System Admin, Senior System Admin, and Assistant Director of IT in just three years.

Shiva believes in teamwork and effective communication and maintaining the philosophy: “People over Profits.” Additionally, Shiva has a highly intentional, invested interest in empowering girls and women to pursue and thrive in the field of technology.