On Friday June 16, our software quality assurance technician and information technology manager Zaid Hassan was granted U.S. citizenship.
Zaid started at Fluid Imaging Technologies as an intern in 2014. He was hired as a software quality assurance technician and has expanded his role into IT manager over the past three years.
Zaid is from Baghdad, Iraq where he was born and raised. He worked as a translator (Arabic to English) at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad from 2007 to 2010. In 2010, he received permission to move to the U.S. and immigrated to Virginia where he joined his family. Coming from the largest city in Iraq, Zaid was immediately enamored with the greenery, scenery, and landscapes of Virginia and the lack of traffic and congestion.
After re-connecting with a friend residing in Maine, Zaid and his family moved north. “I haven’t found any spot nicer than Maine. Maine has the friendliest people and it is safe for my family,” said Zaid.
Zaid enjoys playing soccer with his team and cycling in his free time. He lives in Portland with his wife, daughters, and mother and father.
Congratulations, Zaid! We're lucky to have you on the Fso glad you've chosen Maine as your home.