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Director, Leadership Institute of Interfaith Philadelphia
At Interfaith Philadelphia, Asheq helps develop and deliver programming, while expanding the organization's reach via partnerships. Programming includes efforts to increase religious literacy and help develop dialogue skills. Partnerships include local congregations as well as national institutions like Interfaith America. His involvement with Interfaith Philadelphia started in 2017 with the Walking the Walk program followed by 3 years on the Board and Diversity Committee. More recently as a consultant and lastly as staff from the summer 2022.
Asheq serves with Campus Ministry at Villanova University in the role of Muslim Student Advisor and Affiliate Advisor with the Interfaith Center at Swarthmore College and the Pensby Center at Bryn Mawr College. He has taken Graduate coursework in Theology and Ministry at Villanova University and is working towards a Master of Arts in Interreligious Studies at Hartford International University for Religion and Peace (formerly Hartford Seminary.)
Asheq serves on the Board of the Main Line Muslim Society and has co-led the teen youth group. Additionally, he has served as a Public Speaker for the Delaware Valley Speakers Bureau, the local affiliate of the Islamic Networks Groups (ING). In this capacity, he has given dozens of presentations on Islam and Muslim Americans at a variety of venues including faith groups, public schools, private schools, universities, senior centers, law enforcement and local civic organizations, across the Greater Delaware Valley. Previously, Asheq has served on the Executive Committee of CAIR-Philadelphia and the Board of Muslims Serve.
Before beginning work in religious life and pastoral care, Asheq worked in institutional finance analyzing, managing and trading Commercial Mortgage Backed Securities (CMBS) in Boston, Hartford and New York; most recently as a Senior Vice President for Real Estate Derivatives trading at KBC Financial Products . He earned a B.S. in economics from Penn State, University Park and is a graduate of Conestoga Senior High School in Berwyn, PA.