Asmaa El Messnaoui 

Program Director

4150 Jenkins Hall
(574) 631-1289

Asmaa works for the Ansari Institute as a program manager. She is a graduate of the Master of Global Affairs program at the Keough School with a focus on religions and public policy. She brings to the Institute five years of experience in project management and technical advisory in the NGO sector and industry. Asmaa is passionate about a diverse array of fields, including interfaith engagement, participatory democracy, governance, women and youth empowerment.

Sheila Christophorou

Administrative Assistant

4150 Jenkins Hall
(574) 631-7871

Sheila Christophorou joined the Klau Center for Civil and Human Rights and the Ansari Institute for Global Engagement with Religion in October 2018.  Sheila is responsible for working closely with both teams to provide day to day support on daily projects and various yearly events. Prior to joining Notre Dame, she served over 20 years working in academia as a Project Manager in the Community Development Office at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago and Administrative Assistant to the Dean of Engineering at Bradley University Caterpillar College of Engineering and Technology in Peoria, IL. She completed her paralegal studies at Roosevelt University in Chicago.

Sheila spends time volunteering for The American Cancer Society and running yearly in Race for the Cure.

Josh Stowe

Senior Content Specialist

4157 Jenkins Hall
(574) 631-1990

Josh Stowe creates and implements digital marketing strategies, manages projects, and develops compelling content for the Ansari Institute. A Notre Dame graduate and a former journalist, he has worked for the University’s College of Arts and Letters as well as the Notre Dame Alumni Association.