Nawar and his wife and three children came to Maine in 2012 from Baghdad, Iraq. An electrical engineer, Nawar had served the US Army and US Air Force making power plants, diesel engines and generators.
Since arriving in the US he has held a variety of jobs, and currently is the Employment Case Manager Supervisor for Catholic Charities of Maine. He and his colleagues offer a training called In Their Shoes to offer awareness around the issues immigrants face in Maine.
Nawar loves photography, cars and has recently purchased a family grocery store business at 630 Forest Ave. in Portland, ME named Foodies and Friends. Eventually, Nawar hopes to use his new project management degree to re-enter the field of electrical engineering.
Music: "Hotel California" by the Eagles.