Naveed is a British-born Pakistani and Muslim-Quaker. Member, Chapel Hill Friends Meeting (North Carolina), Piedmont Friends Yearly Meeting and remains affiliated with Mid-Thames Area Meeting (formerly Reading Monthly Meeting) in the UK. He has borne witness to the Peace testimony through social justice activism with all three. He serves as co-clerk for the AFSC South Region Executive Committee. He also serves as a board member for Thee Quaker Project. Naveed holds a PhD. in Astrophysics and is a Director of Business Development for an analytics firm. He is also a member of the American Theatre Critics Association and a semi-professional photographer.