AMANDA QURAISHI is a blogger, interfaith activist and technology professional living in Austin, Texas. She is the Technology Solutions Specialist at Charity Dynamics, a marketing & technology consulting agency that works with non-profit organizations on national fundraising campaigns. She also leads a populist-based interfaith initiative at InterfaithActivism.org, and is the Principle Web Media Strategist for BlogathonATX.
Presently she serves on the Board of Directors for Texas Impact, an organization that lobbies the Texas State Legislature on behalf of faith communities; on the board of directors for the American Muslim Health Professionals; and is an Advisory Board Member (Communications Committee) for the Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom.
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 a participant of the MLI program hosted at the Shalom Hartman Institute.