Andrea Quijada

Executive Director of the Media Literacy Project

Andrea Isabel Quijada is the executive director of the Media Literacy Project. With more than a decade of experience as a media literacy trainer, and 20 years as a community organizer, Andrea has a deep passion for media justice. She presents nationally and internationally on the impact of media on culture, politics and technology, serves on the Media Action Grassroots Network’s leadership team and is a 2010 alum of the Women’s Media Center Progressive Women’s Voices. She is an advisory board member of Generation Justice, serves as an advisor to Enlace Comunitario and is a volunteer with IMPACT Personal Safety New Mexico.

Andrea has co-founded various organizations in Albuquerque, including Young Women United, a reproductive justice organization by and for young women of color. She is particularly interested in media as a tool of self-determination and movement building.

Andrea has strong cultural and community ties to the Southwest. Originally from Phoenix, she has happily made New Mexico her home for the past 17 years. Andrea earned her M.A. in art history from the University of New Mexico, with a focus on Chicana feminist art and the art of social movements.

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