Amanda Quraishi (Q) is a professional digital marketing and communications strategist; educator; writer; podcaster; and upstanding citizen of Austin, Texas. She works on The Internets.
Q is a digital humanist, and a passionate advocate for digital privacy and First Amendment Rights. She is also the founder of the Institute for Digital Civic Culture, an organization that trains and educates leaders to work effectively online to impact the world for good.
You can contact her here for media requests, speaking engagements, or just to tell her something nice.
For the past fifteen years, Q has developed an internationally recognized personal brand as a digital thought-leader, strategist and educator. She has helped countless individuals, businesses, non-profits and community-based organizations use digital media to meet their marketing, advocacy and storytelling goals.
Today, Q works full-time as the Digital & Social Media Director at the Texas Association of School Boards where she leads the organization's digital legislative advocacy efforts and co-hosts the TASB Talks podcast.
Q is also the founder/director of the Institute for Digital Civic Culture, a program designed to elevate online culture and empower leadership in digital spaces. IDCC is housed at the Center for Religion and Civic Culture at the University of Southern California.
Q serves as a member of the Community Advisory Board for Austin PBS, and as an Advisory Committee Member for the Muslim Space. She is a passionate advocate for digital privacy and First Amendment Rights.
DIGITAL CIVIC CULTURE
This program is a response to the rapidly devolving public online discourse that Q witnessed leading up to the 2016 U.S. presidential election, and which continues to threaten our democracy.
At its core, IDCC is a professional development program and network that aims to elevate and transform online culture by training thought-leaders to use social media for real-world impact, and to facilitate important online conversations that are essential for a healthy society.
As a digital creative, Q is always dabbling in new mediums. She is fascinated by the intersection of humanity and technology, and she believes the most interesting and beautiful things in the world happen when people are able to following their creative impulses without having to worry about public opinion. Her website (amandaquraishi.com) represents her most recent endeavors. It's not very popular.