Parsa Peykar

Pepperdine Graduate School of Education and Psychology

Adjunct Professor

Education: MA, Phd Candidate in Industrial and Organizational Psychology class of 2024

Industry Expertise: career development


Parsa Peykar received his master’s degree in clinical psychology with an emphasis in marriage and family therapy while having his bachelor from UCLA. He is the founder of Freedom in the Cage Foundation, a nonprofit organization that is designed to heal, empower, and inspire inmates through art therapy, coaching, and talent development. Believing that every human being is a treasure, Peykar created a formula called Inter-Are Triangle (IAT) to develop one’s vision, career goals, and potential. IAT has been taught and applied at Los Angeles County Jail, Pepperdine University Graduate School of Psychology and Education’s Career Services and to individuals from different career paths such as art, business, and leadership. Peykar is also a published author, having his latest book, The Bird from the Kingdom of Heaven, translated and publish in Iran while writing articles for Medium. You can learn more about Peykar by visiting his website at or on Instagram @parsapeyka.