Mahdis Amiri was born and raised in Iran. She studied Arts, sociology and media studies at Teheran University and Goethe University in Frankfurt. Since 2006, she has worked for Iranian newspapers and magazines, namely Etemad Daily and Cinema and Theatre Magazine as a journalist and translator. She moved to Germany in 2011 where she started to work as a freelance journalist with Persian language media abroad (includong BBC Persian and Radio Free Europe) and a researcher. Her chief focus is on migration, culture and society.
Up until June 2017, Mahdis has been the coordinator and editor in chief of the Persian Dari website at the bilingual local news platform, Amal, Berlin!.
She joined Handbook Germany team in July 2017 as the English editor, and she also oversees Persian Dari content on the Handbook Germany's social media page.