SOPHIA QURESHI, DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS

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 The Cen­ter for Pub­lic Integri­ty (CPI), estab­lish­ing jour­nal­ism part­ner­ships between com­mer­cial and non-prof­it worlds.

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.

She loves multi­gen­er­a­tional epic fam­i­ly saga nov­els, noon chai, graph­ic jour­nal­ing, answer­ing meta­phys­i­cal ques­tions posed by tod­dlers, and yes, yoga.