Posted on: February 10th, 2020 by admin No Comments

Cat Parenti was born in Brooklyn New York and majored in Russian Studies in Fordham University. After graduation, she worked as a part time translator for a Russian lawyer in the United Nations, taught English as a second language to business men in New York City’s Berlitz School of Languages and was a private secretary to a Japanese vice president of Panasonic.

Parenti lived on and off in Afghanistan and Pakistan for over twenty years and is an author, teacher, humanitarian and international speaker on Afghan culture. She is multi-lingual: Dari, Urdu, Pashto, some Italian, Russian and French and her speaking engagements include: the Afghan Royal Women’s Society and the Pakistani Writers’ Club, the United Nations Muslim Women’s Association, libraries, schools, Kiwanis and Rotary Clubs.

In Afghanistan, she started collecting antique costumes and tribal jewelry that she sold to museum and museum shops on the East coast of the United States.

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