AMANDA QURAISHI is a digital media professional and diversity activist living in Austin, Texas. She is a consultant at DarkMatter Digital Media, a boutique marketing firm specializing in digital strategies for small businesses & nonprofits; and the Principle Digital Media Strategist for BlogathonATX, an annual one-day conference for central Texas content creators. Amanda is an accomplished speaker & trainer on the topics of: American Muslim culture; Muslim women’s issues; digital media strategies for business & online activism; and political engagement on issues affecting faith communities in America.
Amanda serves on the Board of Directors for Texas Impact, an organization that lobbies the Texas State Legislature on behalf of faith communities; as an Advisory Board Member (Communications Committee) for the Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom; and a member of the Board of Directors at the Institute for Diversity & Civic Life.
In 2011, Amanda was honored as one of twenty-five people in the state of Texas to receive a Statesman Social Media Award. In 2012 she was featured in Giving City Magazine’s New Philanthropists Issue for her dedication to service-based interfaith activism. In 2013 she was honored with a Dewey Winburne Community Service Award.
She 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 Fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute.