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 founder/director of the Digital Centership Conservatory, a training program designed to elevate online culture and empower leadership in digital spaces.
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 as an Advisory Board Member (Communications Committee) for the Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom; as Board Chair at Circle of Health International; and as a member of the Advisory Committee for Muslim Space ATX.
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.