Parsa earned his undergraduate degree in human biology from Cornell University and his medical degree from Drexel University College of Medicine. He is currently a resident in the department of head and neck surgery at Yale School of Medicine. Parsa’s interests include nutrition, health care policy, Near Eastern studies, and human development. In his spare time, he enjoys basketball (go Mavs!), skiing, debate/public speaking, fitness, travel, nature, cooking, poetry, and spending time with friends and family.