After graduating from NIOC Tech School in Iran and working for Iranian Oil Company, Mr. Ali Jadidi moved to the USA and graduated from the University of Houston (B.Sc. EEET) and Houston Baptist University (M.Sc. MCS). Ali worked for Shell Oil Company, Dow Chemical Company, and WR Grace. Currently, Ali is dedicated his time to conducting Persian Classical Poetry Reading and Discussion including Ferdowsi, Khayam, Atar, Rumi, Nezami, Sa’di, and Hafez. He is also very active in Pender Book Club. He has published a poetry collection, “Tazeh Pooshan” and he is working to publish his second book soon. He was elected to serve on the ICF-Houston board of directors in 2018.