In her 15 year career, Sophia Qureshi has focused on expanding the potential for journalism and storytelling by building bridges between different worlds – journalism, nonprofits, think tanks, grassroots groups, and artistic venues.

Sophia has held positions at the United Nations, CNN, Al Jazeera, and as Director of Communications for The Center for Public Integrity (CPI), establishing journalism partnerships between commercial and non-profit worlds. She joins SAALT off a year of academic study – she completed a communications fellowship at Harvard University where she took courses in public speaking, narrative nonfiction and fiction writing, and diaspora histories.

She is a founder of Subcontinental Drift – a nationwide South Asian American coalition that fosters and provides a supportive and collaborative community for creative expression, engagement, and positive social change.

She is a political science graduate of the University of Georgia, and has a master’s degree from Georgetown University in international development and communications.