A Californian by birth, Asha is delighted to finally experience the beauty of four seasons in New England. Asha received her Bachelor of Science in Applied Physics from UC Davis. After several years teaching and working with university student services, Asha and her husband, Robb, moved to Istanbul, Turkey, where she studied Turkish, taught English to refugee children, and had her first daughter. In addition to three years in Turkey, Asha has spent time in Iran, Uzbekistan, Tunisia, Mexico, and her father’s native homeland of India and hopes to travel the world with her husband and three daughters one day. Her work with a peace building organization (Pathways for Mutual Respect) brought her to New Haven eight years ago. Now she works as a childbirth educator and doula, dreams of training as a midwife someday, homeschools her kids, loves being outdoors, enjoys artwork, crochets blankets, and does all the voices when reading aloud. She knows God is up to good work among the children and families in our community and is excited and honored to be serving ECV as the Family Pastor.