Amanda Azad is a dedicated civil rights advocate with a strong history of advocating for Muslim communities. As the Deputy Executive Director at CAIR Washington, she helps craft CAIR Washington’s integrated advocacy approach to issues; working externally on policy and advocacy and internally on capacity, planning, and development to build communal and organizational strength.

Before starting at CAIR Washington, Amanda worked at the ACLU; first as an intern for the Program on Freedom of Religion and Belief, and then as a Litigation Fellow. Most recently, she worked as Policy Counsel at the ACLU of Arizona.

Originally from New Jersey, Amanda graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Anthropology from Stockton University where she was on the board of the Muslim Student Association.