Mehrshad started his career in student governance as a first-year ambassador where he worked under the senate and the executive branch to spearheaded multiple successful events such as the stress-free zone and end of the year dinner. In his sophomore year, as an SGA senator, he led numerous initiatives such as:
1. better traffic signage on campus.
2. Meyerhof courtyard revitalization.
3. Community student discounts.
4. Arbutus College town vlogs.
5. Library safety after hours.
6. Undergraduate student feedback form.
and many more. Aside from SGA, He is currently involved with and has held positions in multiple other organizations that foster student leaders such as Pi kappa phi fraternity, Phi Delta Epsilon pre-medical fraternity, Inter-fraternity Council, and Model United Nations, all of which provided him with different perspectives towards being an effective student leader.
Zachary started his career governance through being a speaker for the Crohns and Colitis Foundation on Capitol Hill where he led a discussion and spoke to multiple Senators and Representatives in Washington. At UMBC, as a first-year ambassador, Zachary has aided multiple projects such as the stress-free zone and as of today he is working under the current Vice-President and President as a First-Year Ambassador to learn more about their roles and aid them in specific tasks within student government. Through being apart of the UMBC Rowing team, Residential Student Association as the Representative for Erickson Hall, as well as learning how to be an outstanding residential hall leader at the nacurh conference at UPITT, Zachary has been able to and continues to expand his understanding and impact on students of different walks of life at UMBC.