USC Dornsife College Of Letters Arts and Sciences

University of Southern California

Amanda Quraishi (Q) is a digital media strategist, writer, public speaker and activist living in Austin, Texas.

She works full time as the Digital & Social Media Director at the Texas Association of School Boards; and is the founder/director of the Institute for Digital Civic Culture, a training program designed to elevate online culture and empower leadership in digital spaces.

Q has been involved with interfaith engagement locally and nationally (with a special focus on Muslim-Jewish relations) for over a decade. She is a passionate defender of women’s rights, and promoter of social justice.

Q serves as an Advisory Board Member for the Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom, a national grassroots organization that brings together Muslim & Jewish women for peace-building and to combat stereotypes and prejudice. She also chairs the Advisory Board for Muslim Space ATX, a unique ‘third-space’ faith community that provides open, affirming community for all self-identifying Muslims in the greater Austin area.

Q is an alumnus of the American Muslim Civic Leadership Institute housed at the University of Southern California’s Center for Religion and Civic Culture, and a member of the inaugural cohort of the Facebook Community Leadership Program.

Amanda Quraishi