Marwan Mawiri 32, works for the Service Employees International Union in Philadelphia. As a Muslim Arab American, Mawiri went to Iraq in part to provide proper communication and build understanding and cultural bridges between the U.S. and Iraq and to help with reconstruction after the war. Mawiri worked as a translator for the Titan Corporation in Iraq. Initially, he was surprised at the lack of training and testing Titan required of him. After arriving in Iraq, Mawiri realized his experience was not unique, but part of a larger pattern. As a translator in Iraq, Mawiri was witness to "institutionalized waste, lack of employee supervision, incompetence and unethical management of employees" by the Titan Corporation.