Behnam attended the University of Southern California where she was apart of the The Entrepreneur Club, Annenberg TV News, Trojan Vision, and The Press Club.  She graduated from the Annenberg School of Journalism with a degree in Public Relations in 2012. 
Throughout her career, Behnam has written for The Hollywood Reporter , Los Angeles Business Journal , WestsideToday, The Huffington Post , and more.  Behnam primarily writes about social issues, Hollywood and industry experts.  She also spoke on a number of panels at General assembly about writing and the state of digital media.  In September 2017, Behnam launched Beyond The Interview alongside Mariella Rudi where they interviews prominent people in their professions.