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Ashley Cheng

Ashley Cheng, Foundation student board member

Ashley Cheng has a long history with Montgomery College. From a young age, his grandparents instilled in him an appreciation for education and an understanding that he would attend college. Mr. Cheng also understood that he would be paying for college himself. While still in high school, he followed his grandparents’ advice and began taking college classes at MC, where he would receive his associate’s degree. Mr. Cheng then transferred to the University of Maryland to study English Literature and to complete this bachelor’s degree. In 2017, he joined the Foundation’s Board of Directors, where he serves as chair of the Strategic Planning Committee.

For over 22 years, Mr. Cheng has built Bethesda Game Studios into the award-winning development team known for their groundbreaking work set in the Fallout and The Elder Scrolls franchises. He has been a producer, production director, studio director and is now the managing director of Bethesda Games Studios. Mr. Cheng’s credits include several “Game of the Year” award winning titles including The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, Fallout 3, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, and Fallout 4. Other major credits include The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind and Fallout 76.

To honor the lasting impact his grandmother had on his life and to ensure DREAMers have access to scholarships, Mr. Cheng established the Ellen Lin Cheng Endowed Scholarship in honor of his grandmother. He and his wife, Megen, are the parents of two children, John and Emma.

Let’s Get Personal! What’s...
  • Your favorite sports team? Washington Nationals
  • Your favorite place to eat lunch around the College? Sichuan Jin River, any asian food hall
  • The last good movie you saw? Encanto
  • Your favorite piece of advice to give? Focus on what is actually under your control, the rest will take care of itself
  • The first car you remember driving? 1980 Toyota Tercel
  • Your favorite sport to play (or favorite pastime)? Traveling with family
  • The junk food you find most irresistible? Chocolate ice cream
  • The bet concert you've attended? Foo fighters
  • An adjective your friends would use to describe you? Hard working, funny
  • Your biggest global wish? Everyone be given same opportunity at upward mobility

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