Niloofar is pursuing her Master's degree in the Department of Gerontology within the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences at Simon Fraser University. This marks her second Master's endeavor, with her previous degree being in Architecture. She is currently working on bridging her prior expertise with her new academic focus, which centers on creating age-friendly cities and environments.
In her pursuit, Niloofar has initiated a collaboration with a local seniors' center, known as the West End Seniors' Network, where she aims to gain insight into the daily experiences of older adults in the West End community. Her goal is to comprehend the various factors influencing their health and well-being, as well as to identify their specific environmental needs.
Niloofar also is actively engaged as a coordinator and research assistant in several research projects at Simon Fraser University. These projects, namely MAP, Hey Neighbor Collective, and DemSCAPE, are dedicated to studying the environmental needs of older adults, focusing on accessibility and social interaction. She has recently shifted her focus to individuals living with dementia.