Vahhab was born and raised in Mashhad, Iran and moved to the United States when he was 18. He is currently a senior at UC Berkeley majoring in political science and minoring in Middle Eastern Studies. Vahhab has been interning as a file clerk for SJC for over a year now and his goal is to use the SJC experience in the future by getting his international law degree and work for an international NGO in the Middle East.