Bio
  • Former member of Consumer Advisory Committee of the FCC
  • Founded Queer Women’s Project and Fierce Pride New Mexico
  • Co-founded Young Women United
  • Advisory Board member of Generation Justice
  • Rockwood Leadership Fellow
  • Advisor to Enlace Comunitario

Andrea Quijada served as the executive director of Media Literacy Project from 2008 - 2015 until it was closed.  Quijada is an expert in media literacy education, media justice policy and violence prevention. She has more than a decade of experience as a media literacy trainer and an anti-violence educator, coupled with 20 years as a community organizer. She also served on the Consumer Advisory Committee of the FCC where she participated in the Universal Service Working Group making recommendations to the FCC on media policy to increase access to media tools for underserved communities. She serves on the development team of the national Media Action Grassroots Network (MAG-Net), a network of over 150 locally based organizations across the U.S. who are working together to eliminate racism and poverty. Locally in New Mexico, she serves on the advisory board of Generation Justice, a youth-led organization that engages in multi-media production including radio, video and blogs. In 2007, Quijada was selected for the prestigious Rockwood Leadership Program’s Fellowship in Media, Communications and Information Policy.

Quijada also has a long history in the anti-violence movement and is currently an advisor to Enlace Comunitario, an organization created to eliminate domestic violence and advance immigrant rights. Prior to working at MLP, she served as a Community Educator at the Albuquerque Rape Crisis Center for five years. While there, she began the Queer Women’s Project to create a comprehensive community response to address interpersonal violence in queer relationships. Quijada has also co-founded various organizations in Albuquerque, including Young Women United, an organization by and for young women of color.

Quijada has strong cultural and community ties to the Southwest, and strives to ensure Southwest representation, presence and voice in national spaces. She earned her M.A. in Art History from the University of New Mexico with a focus on Xicana feminist art and art of social movements.

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