Tarek is from Cairo, Egypt. He have been living in the US since 2006, in Essex Junction, VT, is married and has 2 children. He is a member of Islamic Society of Vermont, and has been attending multi faith discussion sessions, the latest of which are the Q&A sessions in Burlington Free Library. One such session was covered by the Burlington Free Press.
Tarek participated in an interfaith forum at St.Johnsbury Academy. He also attended other sessions organized by the Vermont Unitarian Universalist Church, First Congregational church of Essex Junction and with the Hospice Volunteer Training in Saint Albans.
He has a Masters in Electrical Engineering, and works as a consulting engineer at Mentor Graphics.