Yazdan was born and raised in Hanover NH. She got a BA in Colorado and a Masters from New York Studio School. She says,
“Each of my paintings tells a story. They are based on things I see, read about, and watch on TV, as well as memories of events, feelings and colors – the pink of my favorite childhood bathing suit, the first time I told a lie. Color, form and pattern combine to become conversations, expressions, and events.