Lili Nabavi graduated with a Master’s Degree in Architecture and Urban Planning from National University of Iran. She later obtained a second degree in Landscape Architecture from Ryerson University. She has worked in the Ministry of Municipal Affair and Housing in Toronto as an Urban Planner and as a freelance designer in building and landscaping… She teaches Persian Language to non-Persian speakers. Lili has been very active in the community and served on the board of directors of many organizations including the Canadian Society of Iranian Engineers and Architects (1992-1994), Center for Iranian Artists of Ontario (1992-1995), and Iranian Women Organization of Ontario (2007-2009). Her dedication to education has led her to run over 30 workshops and courses for Self-Esteem and Meditation since 1998 and teaching Persian literature in Toronto Farsi Schools. She has been an active volunteer for Children’s Aid Society and ran workshops for Iranian Cancer support group in Toronto as well. She was on the Tirgan executive board of Directors and served as the Operation Director on Tirgan Festival at Harbourfront Center on 2008 and as advisor and master of ceremony on 2011. Lili has been involved in the media in many contexts including hosting a weekly radio program for Radio SIT (since 2000). She hosted a TV program called Image of Iran TV which is about Women’s social difficulties in the world and Iran (since 2006- 2010). She is an avid researcher and writer in poetry and different areas of Mysticism, Sufism and Rumi’s poems, which are published in Sufi Magazine (published in London, England).