Ashraf originally from Syria and began to work in an organizing project there before the war. When he had to leave, he moved to Jordan, and began working with Nisreen Haj Ahmed and Ahel for community organizing, leadership development, and public narrative there and in Lebanon, Palestine, and elsewhere in the region. He has taught as a teaching fellow in the Leadership, Organizing and Action distance learning class provided by Harvard, Kennedy School of Government for the last three years. He moved to Scotland to pursue a Public Policy MSc degree in The University of Edinburgh, and received.
Prior to that, Ashraf graduated from the Arab European University in Damascus as a Computer and Communication engineer, and completed his first master’s degree in advanced telecommunication from Damascus University. Professionally, he worked as networking associate in the UNDP in Syria, then the coordinator of a network for peace building and negotiations with Responding to Conflict, then Nokia training manager before joining Ahel for community organizing. Born in Swaida-Syria in 1985.