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Muna Hussaini

Muslim, Community Activist, Mother, Techie

Muna Hussaini is a professional Muslim woman, community activist, and mother. Wearing hijab post 9-11 made Muna a target of hate crimes. She suffered through many hate incidents and now uses these experiences to speak out against bigotry while redefining the Muslim American narrative. Currently, Muna is a Board member for Interfaith Action of Central Texas, Muslim Space, and Emgage. She is an advisory board member for Path Forward and is a member of the City of Austin/Travis County Hate Crimes Taskforce. Currently, Muna is Senior Manager at a tech company and has almost 20 years of experience managing technical programs across hardware, software, support, and services. She has also managed Diversity & Inclusion programs and is responsible for launching Recharge, a return to work program for techies who have taken a career break. Muna is married, has a 10 year old daughter, 3 year old son, and a very large Hyderabadi family. In her personal time she enjoys hiking, playing volleyball, and eating an entire bowl of Kerby Queso by herself. Muna was born in Pittsburgh and has lived all over the US, in Saudi Arabia, and Qatar. And last, but not least, Muna attended the University of Texas at Austin, hook em!

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